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Urvinum Hortense

Urvinum Hortense
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15300 W: 130 N: 31566] (179167)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-03
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/0.9, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-02-14 6:04
Viewed: 749
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Italian]
Urvinum Hortense
Near Collemancio, in the commune of Cannara there is one of the most interesting and less known archaeological sites in Umbria, the ruins of the ancient Urvinum Hortense, probably founded in the III century BC. during the consolidation of the Roman military positions in the Umbrian area, on the site of an ancient pre-Roman vicus. Around the fifth century the village went to depopulation and abandoned, which became total when, in 545 the goths of Totila sacked the city.

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Dobar dan.
Interesantan pogled, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa stara arhitektura - rusevina.
Zelim vam lepo popodne, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Interesting view, good text ...
Beautifully shown, good perspective and contrast, beautiful colors.
Beautiful old architecture - ruin.
I wish you good afternoon, all the best.

Hello Silvio,
It may seem like a simple photo, but the diagonal line made by the ancient wall is very attractive, thanks to the rough beauty of the huge stones and the warm light. Just the knowledge of the long history of this place is enough to make it impressive. The excellent exposure and sharpness are other great assets of this photo.
Kind regards,

Hello Silvio,
I like very much the oblique point of view along these huge stones. The golden colours and textures look quite beautiful under the warm October light.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10356 W: 161 N: 17201] (131029)
  • [2018-02-14 6:54]

Witaj Silvio!
A very curious place.
Interesting wall, stones make impression.
Good frame, colors and light.
Well done.
Nice afternoon.

Hi Silvio,

The point of view is showing the details of the ruins of the ancient Urnivinum Hortense. It is clear and precise. The light is giving good colors output. Have a nice day.


Hello Silvio, the question is... how did they manage to lift these stones and place them just so?
Good, sharp composition with the wall making a strong diagonal line.
I wonder too, what was discovered by archaeologists in this area?
Regards Jean.

Ciao Silvio
Bella foto archeologica della Umbria
ottimo POV e belli colori
cari saluti e auguri per San Valentino

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12316 W: 126 N: 22223] (113151)
  • [2018-02-14 9:47]

Ciao Silvio,il sito sembra molto importante ma dalla foto non si deduce un gran che,la prospettiva è bella ma il soggetto è un po' monotono,comunque la qualita' è eccellente. Sto ancora ridendo per il titolo della foto di Walterantonio,sembra quello che i miei clienti stranieri ogni tanto mi dicono..ehehe...buona serata,Luciano

Ciao Silvio
certo che questi romani hanno lasciato "sassi" dappertutto, li potevano anche raccogliere prima di tornare a casa....
L'ombra scura ci da un senso di robustezza molto forte.
Ottima diagonale

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3679 W: 0 N: 8609] (60441)
  • [2018-02-14 21:04]

Impressive stone wall, I can imagine it was a mighty fortifikation, great photo, beautiful light and composition
regards Ryszard

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16196 W: 159 N: 28237] (148514)
  • [2018-02-14 22:56]

Ciao Silvio
Bon gros plan de ces pierres d'une largeur importante, belle couleurs, intéressante présentation
Belle journée

Ciao Silvio,

good image of this place, it must be an interesting archaeological site to visit, I like the combination of rocks here, well done,

Best regards,


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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2018-02-15 8:12]

Dear Silvio!
Superb stone by stone.
Fine place.
Nice lightness and colours.
Mysterious shadow.
Good contrast.
Sophisticated effect.
Well done!

Buona sera Silvio,
Whenever I see such a picture, I ask myself how did the masons did this job in the old era with no modern machines and no cranes to mount the big blocks in such a meticulous manner.
Intriguing subject, well shown scene.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14878 W: 1055 N: 30587] (143157)
  • [2018-02-18 3:24]

Hello Silvio,

I like the textural details of the rough stone wall as well as its diagonal alignment adding dynamism and a 3d effect. TFs!

Hi Silvio
An interesting capture of the ruins on a beautiful golden hour and good use of pov just the right time of day bringing up it's detail and loads of textures. Contrast to blue sky can't be better than this, excellent take, Congrats.
Best wishes

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6143 W: 277 N: 12034] (92334)
  • [2018-02-19 6:38]

Ciao Silvio ,
The view of this old ruin is quite simple , but the perspective is excellent , and the contrasts and shades make the difference.

Hello Silvio,
Simple but pretty photo of these humble ruins. I like the leading lines generated by the stones. Well done!

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10489 W: 174 N: 18802] (83583)
  • [2018-03-01 5:52]


nice and minimalist lower view of these ruins. nice compo

take care


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