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photoblog image The Ancient Site of Glanum, Just South of St. Rémy

The Ancient Site of Glanum, Just South of St. Rémy

 

The triumphal arch was built during the early Roman empire, indicating the entry road to Glanum along the great way of the Alps (the main Italy road)... i left part of the Mausoleum (pictured below) in this image to give you scale to its size.
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is the most outstanding and best-preserved mausoleum of the Roman world. The structure is elegant and well-proportioned, standing 18 m high. The podium base is decorated with bas reliefs on all sides, representing battle and hunting scenes. The second level is a four-sided arch decorated with naval scenes including dragons, griffins, tritons and sea-monsters. The top level is a rotunda of narrow Corinthian columns enclosing two statues and capped with a pointed roof.

 
 
 

The Ancient Site of Glanum, Just South of St. Rémy

 

The triumphal arch was built during the early Roman empire, indicating the entry road to Glanum along the great way of the Alps (the main Italy road)... i left part of the Mausoleum (pictured below) in this image to give you scale to its size.
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photoblog image mg_8728.jpg
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is the most outstanding and best-preserved mausoleum of the Roman world. The structure is elegant and well-proportioned, standing 18 m high. The podium base is decorated with bas reliefs on all sides, representing battle and hunting scenes. The second level is a four-sided arch decorated with naval scenes including dragons, griffins, tritons and sea-monsters. The top level is a rotunda of narrow Corinthian columns enclosing two statues and capped with a pointed roof.

 
 
 

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 12 Feb 2018, 00:16
The ruins seem well-loved, Peter.
....peter:): these two have been well preserved Ray....petersmile
  • Martine
  • France
  • 12 Feb 2018, 00:35
Très beaux monuments avec les sculptures.
....peter:): merci Martine... les Romains ont construit des choses pour durer longtemps....peter/pierresmile
An oddly beautiful arch...
....peter:): it was well decorated when they built it Larry....petersmile
  • Frank L Croston.
  • Winter, or is it summer ? Flagstaff U.S.A.
  • 12 Feb 2018, 01:29
The arch is great, Peter, those Romans were not too shabby at architecture.
....peter:): i agree Frank the Romans were great architectures....petersmile
Amazing the things they built then, isn't it! Wonderful!
....peter:): it is wonderful to find these in such good condition Elizabeth....petersmile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 12 Feb 2018, 03:53
I recognise that Peter, but your pictures are much better than mine!!
....peter:): i am sure that your pictures are fine Lisl... you must have enjoyed your rour de La Provence....petersmile
You are so lucky to get to visit those places. Very nice shots.
....peter:): we were so lucky to have made these trips ichael.... this one was in 2013... we don't travel very far from home these days... we spent our kids inheritancesmile
....petersmile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 12 Feb 2018, 07:12
What a superb example Tom, and how well it has survived.
....peter:): thank you very much Billgrin....petersmile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 12 Feb 2018, 07:13
I don’t know why I said Tom Peter.
....peter:): i got even Chad smile... we have all done this a few times over the yearssmile
....petersmile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 12 Feb 2018, 07:26
It certainly looks to be a solid structure Peter
....peter:): they have been very well preserved Chris....petersmile
Great treasures from the ancient world Peter
....peter:): i agree Bill and well preserved....petersmile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Feb 2018, 11:20
Seeing that naked guy on the column, I thought you are hanging out in Greece.
....peter:): Glanum was fist built by the Greeks Louis... thee Romans simply added to what was left staning of the Hellenic city....petersmile
The Romans certainly built their buildings and monuments to last.
....peter:): they did at that Brian... over two millennium and still standing....petersmile
Tout beau Peter, superbe! Je suis de retour, j'ai fait un magnifique voyage, que du bonheur!!! Bisou à  vous deux, bon lundi tout en douceur!
....peter:): bienvenue à Maria-Lina ... je suis sûr que tu as passé de merveilleuses vacances ... Brisous et bon lundi tout douce....peter/pierresmile
The people (Penny?) give it scale too. Both very impressive in that it looks so solid, hardly a ruin.
....peter:): the scale made a difference Mary... these were the only two structures that are still in good shape... most of the rest of Glanum is a anthropological dig....petersmile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Feb 2018, 00:07
The archway is beautiful, I would love to see the carvings close up to see the intricate detail.
....peter:): they are both quite impressive details Cherie....petersmile
  • sherri
  • Arkansas USA
  • 13 Feb 2018, 02:12
wow

it's mind boggling
....peter:): it is to see them in such good condition aftr all of those years Sherri....petersmile
Those Romans sure had a lot going for them, "in spite of"....
....peter:): they sure knew how to build things Ginnie... in spite of taking over all of Europe and the rest of their empire....petersmile

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