The Roman Theatre of Merida

The Roman theatre of Merida was built during the reign of Augustus. There is an inscription in the theatre which reads M. Agrippa L.F. cos III. trib. pot. III Roughly meaning that Marcus Agrippa, Son of Lucius, three times consul, in the third year of his tribunician powers (built this). With this information, historians have…

Livia’s Garden: One of the world’s earliest nature art masterpieces?

In 1863 archaeologists unearthed magnificent finds from what was called the Villa of Livia at Prima Porta (slightly north of Rome). Livia was the wife of Augustus, the first emperor of Rome. Notably one of the finds from the house was the imposing statue of Augustus that is mostly associated with the emperor. However, another…

Memories of March

A few days ago, I saw a couple of photographs of cherry blossoms along the so called Philosopher’s Path in Kyoto. The photographs reminded me of my own trip to Japan in March/ April 2015. I can’t believe it’s been a full four years since I travelled to Japan. In fond memory of that trip…

Moon, Red Moon

I took this photo of the moon last week and it was actually a first for me to capture photos of the moon with my camera mounted on a tripod. I normally rely on my camera’s inbuilt stablisation software to rescue my moon shots. And if you think that is crazy there are people who…

Star trail 600018

I captured this star trail at my home in Chennai. I must admit that Chennai is one of the most light polluted cities in the world. Added to that, I also had a waxing moon to contend with. Still my camera managed to capture many a faint star resulting in this glorious star trail image….

Sunset over Tiber

For my previous post I had only used one small portion of the image I captured in Rome in December. Today I decided to post the rest of the image showing the River Tiber reflecting the myriad hues of the setting sun. You have to think about all the things the river has seen. From…

Winter Suns Rushing to the Sea

My apologies for not having posted in a while. I came in here wanting to post a photograph of the River Tiber at sunset. But somehow in the midst of editing that photo I landed up with the above. Given that most of the Northern Hemisphere is freezing through a bitter winter, I guess the…