The ancient 'Bastione' of the Vatican Walls, Rome

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Comments (8)

Chris10 © on October 25, 2009

Hi Stefano Mascioli, thanks for your new suggestion for the place of my pictures. But now I have a problem. I remember that it was belong water...(?)

The time from taken these two pictures was within one minute. So you may tell me, where I have to set the pion :-)

Cheers from Holland, Christien.

Stefano M.-No Views! on October 26, 2009

Hi Chris, I made a little walk in Rome this night. ;)

Well, this is a tipical structure of a renaissance fortification. In Rome, along the walls, there are only two places with this tipical structure: one is the Fort Michelangelo, on the south, the other a rivellino in the Aurelian's Walls near the Gianicolo. No water in this places, the city walls absolutely dont touch the river.

The only alternative, if you remember this particular, may be an external bastion of Castel Sant'Angelo, but the constructions up the structure, don't seems match with this, and on the right is visible a particular of the walls.

So it's difficult to locate exactly the point, I am only sure that the original position is wrong... Best regards from Rome, Stefano

Stefano M.-No Views! on October 26, 2009

Hi Chris, from yesterday I continued my investigations :)

There are two others possibility:

The Bastione along the Muro Torto, near Villa Borghese or, and I suspect this is the real place, the Fort along the Vaticans Walls, where are located the Vatican Museums.

Cheers from Rome, S.

Stefano M.-No Views! on October 26, 2009

Again, sorry! ;)

The direction of the shadows at 9,30. a.m show that the walls are with the front in the South-East quadrant. It's a puzzle! Cheers, Stefano

Chris10 © on October 26, 2009

Hi Stefano,

I'll help you a little and uploaded right now 2 pictures for you which I made 1 minute before the other two. I was sitting in a bus and came from North (I think) and I saw all this on the left :-) You understand? On 09.30.30 o çlock I saw San Giovanni dei Fiorantini and there was water before (???) :-)

My English is not so very good, excuse me. The 2 pictures I uploaded right now, I'll delete when you had a look at them. When I have more time I'll upload much moore pictures from Rome, they are worth to look at...

Cheers from Holland and many many thanks you'll have a look at them and give me the right position from the other two...

Bye, Christien.

Stefano M.-No Views! on October 26, 2009

Preso! (Ik vond!) ;)

You made the shot from this position:

41° 53' 58.35" N

12° 27' 36.57" E

face North.

The subject is the ancient bastione of the Vatican Walls made by Antonio Da Sangallo, architect of the Pope, to protect the Gate of Santo Spirito on his right, from your point of view. Your idea to publish the 3 others was very useful, you can now cancel those shots.

If you have problems of location with other photos of Rome, don't esitate to ask, I am happy to help (if I can ;))

Cheers from Rome, Stefano

Chris10 © on October 27, 2009

Hi Stefano. You're great to found the places. I'm so happy now. For me it's also a puzzle, because I was in Rome for 3 and a half days :-)

Whole Rome was very beautiful to see and worth to go back once...

Many thanks again and I'll put you in my favourites so if I need help...:-) and: because you have nice pictures from Rome.

Cheers from Holland, Chrsitien.

Stefano M.-No Views! on October 27, 2009

Hi Christien, you're welcome! ;)

Cheers from Rome, Stefano

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  • Uploaded on November 22, 2008
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    by Chris10 ©
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A610
    • Taken on 2008/11/14 09:29:44
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 7.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash