The magic of Cape Circeo

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Monte Circeo or Cape Circeo (Italian: Promontorio del Circeo, Latin: Mons Circeius) is a mountain remaining as a promontory that marks the southwestern limit of the former Pontine Marshes. Here on this beautiful hill over the South Tyrrhenian Sea In 1939, the skull of a Neanderthal man was found in the Guattari Cave by a team led by Alberto Carlo Blanc. Upon the east end of the promontory ridge are the remains of an ancient, a polygonal structure that roughly forms a rectangle and that measures about 200 by 100 meters. The blocks are very carefully cut and jointed; right angles were intentionally avoided. The wall stands almost entirely free, as at Arpinum—polygonal walls in Italy typically form embanking walls—and increases considerably in thickness as it descends.

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Comments (7)

GWHoffman on December 18, 2012

Beautiful moment capture! LK-1! I have similar shots still to be posted.

Kind regards, Glenn

The Man in the Maze™ on December 19, 2012

To GWHoffman

Thank you Glenn!

Same here, I have some similar shots and sometimes it is hard to decide which to publish on Panoramio!

Have a ncie evening!

Mario Gestri on December 26, 2012

Bellissima atmosfera!Ciao Vittorio,Mario

Miguel Bortfeldt on December 29, 2012

Stunningly beautiful photo. Well captured. L+F. Kind regards, Miguel.

The Man in the Maze™ on December 30, 2012

To Mario Gestri

Cioa e grazie Mario! Il Circeo e' davvero un posto magico e bellissimo anche da lontano!

To Miguel Bortfeldt

Grazie Miguel,

I had few similar shots for this mountain in the sea, but then I have chosen to publish this one!

Enrico Fiandra on January 6, 2013

Grazie per il tuo commemto sulla foto della Reggia di Caserta. Complimenti per le tue 694 foto. Saluti Ardnaif

The Man in the Maze™ on January 7, 2013

To ardnaif

Ti ringrazio Ardnaif, il piacere e' tutto mio!

Un caro saluto,


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Photo taken in Cala delle Lampare, 04017 San Felice Circeo LT, Italy

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  • Uploaded on December 18, 2012
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    by The Man in the Maze™
    • Taken on 2012/09/18 17:52:18
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 82.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash