The First Republic

Photo essay: Rome

by Orang Gholikhani
Rome is an amazing city, built since 750s BC, governed by SPQR -- Senātus Populusque Rōmānus ("The Senate and People of Rome"). One of first republic in the world (after Greece) and the place where they experienced the first coup d’etats and populous dictators such as Cezar, Caligula or Neron! Visiting the city, very soon you notice Christians culture invaded the city and blocked any modern architecture being built since. For me it is the difference between Rome and Paris. You find a huge number of churches. Every street has its own church with beautiful painting. In the beginning you find them beautiful since you visit Sistine Chapel after this visit, other paintings become boring! Unfortunately it was forbidden to take pictures of Sistine Chapel.

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Anonymous Observer


by Anonymous Observer on

"The Senate and people of Rome."


Nice photos.  Was there recently.   

Arash Kamangir

Did you not get ripped off?!!

by Arash Kamangir on

I visited Rome a couple of years ago ( with car!!) and got ripped off in gas station and a hotel. A couple of other friends got rpped off in a night club as they had to pay double for every thing. In Rome you have to be very careful if you are foriegn.

maziar 58


by maziar 58 on

memories of the 80's came alive

As I walked with each photo and some unrecognizable piazza;But the atmosphere of the city was unchanged seems like new peoples switched their spots with the old ones.

Thank you Mr.Orang for a great uncaptoined! Album.

mille grazie                  Maziar



by Truthseeker9 on

Thank you for these beautiful photos. They bring back great memories.


Beautiful album, Orang jan

by Monda on

Thank you for sharing your views of one of my favorite places.

Darius Kadivar

Nevertheless Defeated by First Monarchy ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

bas relief of Emperor Valerian standing at the background and held captive by Shapur I found at Naghsh-e Rostam, Shiraz,Iran. The kneeling man is probably Philip the Arab:



Shapur I Valerian Bas Relief




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Great Photos Orang Jan

by Darius Kadivar on

Thanks for sharing ...