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BAJANEXILE

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"Aquae Sulis"

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CameraCANON, EOS 5D MK.II

Focal length21 mm

LensZEISS DISTAGON F2.8 21MM

Aperturef/8

Exposure ISO 100 - (1/50) at f/8

CategoryArchitecture

Date posted2010-11-20

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bajanexile - 11-20-10 11:26 AM
Thanks for viewing and commenting. Stephen
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philber - 11-20-10 6:12 AM
A wonderful series with great commentary, Stephen. I like this shot very much, though my personal choice might have been to crop out the sky entirely and see whether that did not make for greater intimacy "into" the subject matter. Just my two cents...
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bajanexile - 11-20-10 2:07 AM
The Romans probably occupied Aquae Sulis shortly after their invasion of Britain in AD 43, attracted by the large natural hot spring which had been a shrine of the Celtic Brythons, dedicated to their goddess, Sulis. This spring was a natural mineral spring found in the valley of the Avon River in Southwest England. The name is Latin for "the waters of Sulis." The Romans identified the goddess with their goddess Minerva and encouraged her worship. The similarities between Minerva and Sulis helped the Celts adapt to Roman culture. The spring was built up into a major Roman Baths complex associated with an adjoining temple. About 130 messages to Sulis scratched onto lead curse tablets (defixiones) have been recovered from the Sacred Spring by archaeologists.[1 They were written in Latin, and usually laid curses upon those whom the writer felt had done them wrong. This collection is the most important found in Britain.
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