Friday, October 14, 2011

Photo Hunt: public



Part of a necropolis  from the second and third centuries A.D. lie in Vila de Madrid square downtown Barcelona. The 95 graves lie in between flower-beds on both sides of one of the minor roads that leads into the Roman city of Barcino (Barcelona). Most of the tombs are 'cupae', a simple funeral monument. The necropolis lies outside the Roman wall, as the law prohibited burials within the city. Source.  I find ancient places simply fascinating , this one is open to the public  all the time, as you can see in the picture.


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25 comments:

  1. What an interesting place to visit! I enjoy visiting cemeteries, but one so ancient would be very special. Happy photo hunting and weekend! :)

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  2. I also find ancient places fascinating. This one is very interesting to me with the juxtaposition of the modern seating surrounding it above and the old burial site below. Great shot!

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  3. how fascinating. hopefully such cemeteries will be preserved forever.

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  4. how incredible. i wish i knew about this when we visited barcelona 2 years ago. i would have enjoyed visiting this.

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  5. I love it. We don't have surviving Roman tombs as fine of those in London... Great take on the theme

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  6. I am learning so much new information about all these public places. Great take on the theme!

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  7. Interesting post! I didn't realize there was an ancient necropolis in downtown Barcelona -- and so easily open to view too! :O

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  8. This place is so interesting. Who are the people in those 95 graves? Royalty?

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  9. That's an interesting place !!

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  10. Fascinating. I wish I could take my dh there. He'd get a real kick out of it.

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  11. Incredible! When I first looked at the picture--it looked like loaves of meatloaf or something--(I mean at first quick glance....) To discover what these actually are is quite fantastic, my dear Mar...! Wonderful picture, as always...!

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  12. I love visiting old cemeteries, but have never seen one out in public like that. I'd love to see it in person!
    Here's Mine

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  13. We have no Roman tombs in Australia.

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  14. Very interesting, thanks for sharing.

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  15. Here is the US, we would not have any Roman remains, but we have lots of Native American grounds. Sadly though many have been lost due to a lack of records and descendents. What we consider old the rest of the world would consider fairly new. I guess it is just a matter of perspective.

    I am not sure I could spend a lot of time in that area. But that is a cool picture.

    I also wanted to let you know that a new Theme is posted for Theme Thursdays. I will be putting it there on each Sunday for postings on Thursday.

    Please stop on by.

    God bless.

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  16. The look at the ancient past is unique, and cool. The standard graveyard didn't fit in those times, so lining the road into the city they lead the way - in or out...

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  17. So very interesting.

    Happy Ruby Tuesday!

    Here’s mine!

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  18. My goodness, but this was a wonderful post. Not only the photo you shared but the information which gives this ol' American quite a bit of historical knowledge.

    Thanks for visiting with me today.

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  19. wow! nice place and wonderful photo.

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  20. How special it must be to experience a connection with ancient worlds like this! Most unusual way to preserve these monuments and still allow the public to see them!

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  21. Beautiful ruby!

    My Ruby Tuesday, please come and see. Thanks and have a nice day!

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  22. What an interesting place. How far is it from the center of the city - we'll be visiting Barcelona in April :).

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  23. What an interesting place to visit!

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