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For a structure built about two millennia ago, it has aged incredibly well. Apart from natural weathering, it has been struck by natural disasters, such as lightning strikes and earthquakes. Stones from the fallen walls were carted away to be built into newer structures including the St. Peter's Basilica. And in recent times, chipping away of the walls by tourists for souvenirs has become another irritation. The section with the collapsed wall can be seen from the right of where I am standing - you can see the start of the jagged lines.

The End

For a structure built about two millennia ago, it has aged incredibly well. Apart from natural weathering, it has been struck by natural disasters, such as lightning strikes and earthquakes. Stones from the fallen walls were carted away to be built into newer structures including the St. Peter's Basilica. And in recent times, chipping away of the walls by tourists for souvenirs has become another irritation. The section with the collapsed wall can be seen from the right of where I am standing - you can see the start of the jagged lines.

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Not United States
  • 27 Jul 2016, 00:44
Yes...a seriously impressive ruin, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: It does have a substantial presence, Ray.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 27 Jul 2016, 06:08
Jolie vue d'ensemble !
Ayush Basu: il est impressionnant
It is an impressive place, Martine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Jul 2016, 07:15
One of the world's most iconic isn't it Ayush
Ayush Basu: I can imagine I have a photograph which has been done to death a million times over already, Chris.
You captured this famous place with a great POV Ayush!
Ayush Basu: I can imagine I have a photograph which has been done to death a million times over already, Richard. But thank you.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 27 Jul 2016, 09:14
chipping away at our history... typical lol
Ayush Basu: Rather callous in that sense, Elaine.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 27 Jul 2016, 09:16
I just can't imagine people chipping bits away for souvenirs, Ayush
Ayush Basu: Rather callous in that sense, Lisl.
It is an awe inspiring structure Ayush. You are right that it was thought of as almost a quarry, a source of building material.
Ayush Basu: Rather callous in that sense, Chad.
I have enjoyed the series, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you kindly for sticking through, Mary.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Jul 2016, 11:00
It remains an impressive structure and this shot shows it.
Ayush Basu: I can imagine I have a photograph which has been done to death a million times over already, Louis. But thank you.
This is a powerful presentation of the building Ayush.
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you like this even though this angle/pov has probably been done a million times, Brian.
It is still one of the great places in the world
Ayush Basu: Its presence substantially affects visitors, Bill.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Jul 2016, 19:19
It is amazing that it still standing. A fine testament to the builders.
Ayush Basu: Its presence substantially affects visitors, Alan. And I agree about the builders.
Human endeavor at its peak, simply wonderful.
Ayush Basu: You could say that again, Martin. An impressive place indeed.
A magnificent structure...
Ayush Basu: Its presence substantially affects visitors, Larry.
Wow, love it. I really want to visit here.
Ayush Basu: Its presence substantially affects visitors, Rob.
Great photo!
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much!
This is terrific in B&W!
Ayush Basu: very kind of you, Elizabeth. As I remember it, I did that conversion for the clouds.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Jul 2016, 21:51
It is wonderful smile
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you think so, CP - thank you.

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