Inside the Baths of Diocletian

Inside the Baths of Diocletian

The spot that I took the picture of the Piazza della Repubblica is basically the entrance to the greatest Roman baths of them all, the Baths of Diocletian which were opened in the year 306. Amazingly, the baths had both hot baths, caladium, and cold baths, frigidarium. The baths were made useless when the Goths cut the aqueducts a couple of hundred years later and, in the 16th century Michelangelo used the space of the tepidarium to make the fantastic Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

The transept and tribune of that basilica are what you see here. An absolutely amazing thing it is. It was not far from the hotel we were staying at so it was the first church in Rome that we went into. Even after exploring the huge basilicas in Florence and Pisa, this was something special to see. Knowing that Michelangelo created it made it surreal.

I have chosen to post the black and white version of this photo because I feel it has more drama but I've made the colour version available to you by hovering over the red + symbol that is under the image title. I recommend checking it out for the golden glow that emanates from the tribune.

I realize that my choice to make the images large might interfere with your ability to hover over the + and look at the image at the same time. I don't really have a solution for that at the moment. I make my images large because I really wish for them to take advantage of the large screens available today. Especially something like the 27" iMac.

If you are checking out my site on a laptop, I apologize and, if it makes you feel any better, I create and view all of these images on my 15" MacBook. I had a large screen but I sold it before I started traveling again.

One solution is that on the mac you can hit ⌘- (cmd + minus) to make the images fit a little better on your screen. Obviously, ⌘+ will make them bigger again and ⌘0 will take everything back to the original size.

I'm sure it's similar in Windows.

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Taken: 2009-05-25 02:02:01
Posted: 2010-11-19 | 07:55





Inside the Baths of Diocletian

Inside the Baths of Diocletian

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The spot that I took the picture of the Piazza della Repubblica is basically the entrance to the greatest Roman baths of them all, the Baths of Diocletian which were opened in the year 306. Amazingly, the baths had both hot baths, caladium, and cold baths, frigidarium. The baths were made useless when the Goths cut the aqueducts a couple of hundred years later and, in the 16th century Michelangelo used the space of the tepidarium to make the fantastic Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

The transept and tribune of that basilica are what you see here. An absolutely amazing thing it is. It was not far from the hotel we were staying at so it was the first church in Rome that we went into. Even after exploring the huge basilicas in Florence and Pisa, this was something special to see. Knowing that Michelangelo created it made it surreal.

I have chosen to post the black and white version of this photo because I feel it has more drama but I've made the colour version available to you by hovering over the red + symbol that is under the image title. I recommend checking it out for the golden glow that emanates from the tribune.

I realize that my choice to make the images large might interfere with your ability to hover over the + and look at the image at the same time. I don't really have a solution for that at the moment. I make my images large because I really wish for them to take advantage of the large screens available today. Especially something like the 27" iMac.

If you are checking out my site on a laptop, I apologize and, if it makes you feel any better, I create and view all of these images on my 15" MacBook. I had a large screen but I sold it before I started traveling again.

One solution is that on the mac you can hit ⌘- (cmd + minus) to make the images fit a little better on your screen. Obviously, ⌘+ will make them bigger again and ⌘0 will take everything back to the original size.

I'm sure it's similar in Windows.

Show this photo on a map ✈

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Camera: N/A
Lens Type:
Focal Length: N/A
35mm Focal Length:
Exposure: 0 sec
Aperture: f 3.5
ISO: 800


Taken: 2009-05-25 02:02:01
Posted: 2010-11-19 | 07:55


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