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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Viewing the Ancient Roman Mosaics

Villa Romana del Casale near Piazza Armerina, Sicily ~ April 28, 2004

This photo gives some idea of how visitors can view the murals and mosaics up close without damaging them. There appeared to be a thin layer of mud or dirt over most of the flooring, although the few of the images were in more intense colors. The tiger shown in this photo on my Animal Art Along the Way blog is not particularly bright, but the lifelike animal mosaics simply astounded me.

This blog is sponsored by Tapir and Friends Animal Store.

8 comments:

Jacob said...

Utterly amazing.

Pat Tillett said...

Someday, I hope to see these things in person. Until that time, I have to rely on folks like you. thanks! It'a amazing...

Dina said...

Ooh, it's beautiful!

If they need a floor washer, I can volunteer. :) (It wouldn't be the first time to be on my knees washing a mosaic.)

Francisca said...

Fabulous...

JM said...

Awesome! It seems the both of us are very 'Roman' today! :-)

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Very nicely captured. What a beautiful spot.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Halcyon said...

How beautiful! I was just in Sicily in May, but only made it to Taoromina. There are some shots on my travel blog if you're interested.

PS: Finally settled in Toronto in my own home with my own internet! And back to blogging full time.

Pat Tillett said...

Haven't see a post in a while, so I thought I'd check in. Hope things are okay with you...