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Etiam hic Augusta Raurica sunt gladiatores!

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Ave Caesar, morituri te salutant hic Augusta Raurica!”

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Hic sunt homini artis gladio pugnandi periti

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Pugnabant retiarii sine parma sed rete

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Pugnabant secutores scuta et pugione

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Hoplomachi clipeo, hasta, pugione

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Thraeces rectangula parma et sica supina

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Murmillones provocatoresque scuto et gladio

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“Ad augusta per angusta!” Pictures shot at the Roemerfest 2013

Of beauty at the time of the ancient Romans

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I have come from Miletos to Latmos

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on a white chariot

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drawn by four snow-white horses,

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all their trappings silver.

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I sailed from Alexandria in a purple trireme

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to perform sacred rites

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sacrifices and libations

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in honour of Endymion.

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And here is it.

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I now watch at

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Endymion’s famous beauty.

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Adapted from C. P. Cavafy, “Before the Statue of Endymion”

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Pictures on the performance of Gruppo Danze Antiche @ Roemerfest 2013. Shot with D800 + 70-200 VR-II. Click each picture to magnify it. Click here and here to watch two additional performances of “Danze Antiche” at Roemerfest 2013.

Danze Antiche at Roemerfest 2013 (Augusta Raurica, Basel, Switzerland) part 2

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Not only priestesses (click here for part1) at the Roemerfest 2013!

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The Roman ruins of Augusta Raurica got flooded with Arabian music …

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… and exotic belly dancers from the Gruppo Danze Antiche.

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At the rhythm of tambourines …

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…. and flutes …

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it was easy to forget of barbarians and Roman soldiers …

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All pictures shot with my D800 + 70-200 VR-II, click to magnify them!

Pictures from the Roemerfest 2013 im Augusta Raurica, Basel – Switzerland: the “Gruppo Danze Antiche”

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The Roemerfest is the biggest Ancient Rome festival in Europe. It takes place across the ruins of Augusta Raurica, close to Basel.

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These girls played as ancient Roman dancers just at the entrance of the ruins. Lovely colours and moves.

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I supposed they were celebrating some rituals to praise nature and gods.

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Indeed the afternoon was warm and sunny, the ritual worked !

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Congratulation to the dancers from the Gruppo Danze Antiche, Italy – directed by Silvia Bellinello Melotto: they were one of  the highlights of this Romerfest 2013.

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Pictures shot with D800 and 70-200 VR-II

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The festival was filled with gladiators, Roman soldiers, Roman knights, belly dancers, Barbarians and slaves … soon all online! In the meantime click to magnify the pictures of these dancing priestesses.

Rome D800 time-machine: 8 minutes of pictures through 2000 years of history!

If you did not manage to go through the several pictures we shot in Rome, enjoy artborghi animated point of view instead: technical specifications and hi-res pictures you can find here. Click on the youtube movie for a hi-res 2000 year-long trip in pictures.

Artborghi for pictures and mix, Maestro Karen Kornienko for music and arrangements.

Artborghi’s reportage on La Dolce Vita: a tour in Rome with D800 and 16-35mm f/4 for Easter 2013

What better occasion than a trip to Rome to test the 16-35mm f/4G, or was it the other way round ? Click on each post picture to open a flickr.com artborghi set either on Rome or on Ancient Roman locations or Vatican City. For technical specifications and tricks, just read further below
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The city of Rome perfectly fits in 16 mm: click here for more pictures on the “Dolce Vita” in Rome

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The huge floor mosaics of Ostia Antica need wide angles to be captured: click here for more pictures on Roman ruins

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Saint Peter is the biggest church in the word: a perfect playground for wide zooms. Click here for more pictures shot in the Vatican City of the new Pope Francesco

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