Tomb or stable? (weekly theme "contrast")

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue September. 04, 2017 1151 views

This week’s (04.-10.09.) theme is contrast. It was a difficult decision which difference I want to present. In the end I chose something with less photographic qualities but with more disparity in the story. The difference lays within the (hi)story. It’s a very disturbing and harsh contrast between a ancient tomb for dead humans and a modern stable for living horses.

Niche tombe, imperial period, Ocriculum (Umbria/Italy)

Niche tombe, imperial period, Ocriculum (Umbria/Italy)

The Via Flaminia crosses not far from Rome (55 km) the municipal territory of Ocriculum. Nearby the ancient road and outside of the roman town are the ruins of massive tombs which belonged to the noble and rich families. This is a niche tomb (tomba a nicchia). The tomb date back to the imperial period of Rome. It’s only the concrete core and the brick wall of the tomb. The facing (travertine and marble blocks) were reused elsewhere or kept in private and public collections. Today the ruins are part of a meadow.

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Ines Ganteaume 2 years, 2 months ago

Love your post. The concept of contrast is very well met.  Congrats

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Ines Ganteaume 2 years, 2 months ago

Thanks! I'm more storyteller than photographer ...

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