•Forum Trajanum• - Was mir an Rom auch besonders gut gefallen hat, ist die Vegetation. 🌱🍃•
- Ich liebe die schönen Pinien, die dort fast an jeder Ecke zu finden sind! 😍•
- Das Trajansforum in Rom ist das letzte erhaltene der so genannten Kaiserforen. Auf Befehl Kaiser Trajans wurde unter Leitung des Architekten Apollodor von Damaskus im Jahr 107 n. Chr. mit dem Bau und der Ausgestaltung des Trajansforums begonnen•
• #goodmorning#goodvibes#rom#romphotography#pinetrees#trajansforum#dieewigestadt#italy#italy 🇮🇹 #italytravel
Rome's ancient "shopping center" known as Trajan's Markets is remarkably well preserved and worth a visit if only for the insight it gives us in one aspect of the daily lives of Roman citizens.🛍️⠀
This large collection of ruins sits at the opposite end of the Colosseum. These ruins, once thought to be the oldest shopping mall, are unearthing new secrets during excavation and rehabilitation. These buildings are also now thought to house administrative offices, living quarters, a library, and YES a shopping mall. 🤩⠀
You won’t be able to shop at this mall, but you will definitely get to explore all the areas of Roman life and how Romans interacted in their day to day activities. If you go exploring, please remember to be respectful of these ancient and time captured buildings!🌁⠀
Although it does not enjoy as much fame as the Colosseum, Trajan's Market maintains an important part of its original appearance and offers a really interesting visit🚶♂️⠀
Рим ошеломляет одной только концентрацией «вечностей», что прячутся за каждым поворотом. Столько всего не ожидаешь увидеть, не готов осознать, что вот они – те самые сооружения, стоявшие здесь 100-150 поколений назад... #колизей#римскийфорум#площадьнавона#рим#италия#colosseum#romanforum#pontesantangelo#trajansforum#rome#italy 🏛️⛲ Rome stuns with the concentration of "eternities" alone that hide at every turn, literally. So much you do not expect to see, not ready to realize that here they are the buildings that stood here 100-150 generations ago.
#Goethe#ItalianJourney , July 23, 1787 “There are no words to describe the beauty of Rome in the full light of the moon, unless one has seen it. All the detail is swallowed up by the great masses of light and shadow, and only the biggest, most general images reveal themselves to the eye.” #Goethe#ItalianJourney , February 1-3, 1787
Trajan’s Markets In Rome were built from 100-110 AD. They’re thought to be the world’s first shopping mall. -
The markets were built by Apollodorus of Damascus (who also designed the Pantheon) as an integral part of Trajan's Forum and nestled against the excavated flank of the Quirinal Hill. Trajan’s entire complex was vast and it’s construction involved the removal of a good portion of the Quirinal Hill. -
The Museum of the Imperial Fora which opened in 2007, displays a wealth of artifacts from all of ancient Rome's forums, so it’s a “must see” if you’re visiting the Eternal City. The modern entrances to Trajan's Market are at Via Quattro Novembre, and Piazza Madonna di Loreto. The great vaults still survive, constructed in that quintessentially Roman material, concrete.
At the end of the main shopping hall, a large balcony offers a beautiful view of the markets and Trajan's Forum. The upper levels have amazing views of the other forums. - (The second image in this post is an approximation of how the markets would have originally looked. However, the artist has not depicted the vaulting correctly. As you can see from the first image, the ceiling was composed of an elegant set of groin vaults.
This is an extension of the Forum Romanum with which Trajan, like other emperors before him, wanted to immortalize himself. It was used by various administrations and included a library and a basilica. It is considered one of the best preserved forums.
Today on September 18th 53 CE, one of Rome’s greatest emperors, Trajan, was born.
Trajan ruled over the vast Roman Empire for almost two decades, from 98 to 117 CE. He led many successful military conquests and expanded Rome's borders to its maximum territorial extent by the time of his death. Trajan is remembered as both a successful soldier-emperor as well as a philanthropic ruler.
Throughout his reign, he initiated extensive public works projects and introduced social welfare programs. Today, historians recognize him as the second of the Five Good Emperors who oversaw a prolonged period of peace, prosperity and stability. He left behind many well known public landmarks, including: Trajan’s Forum, Trajan’s Column and Trajan’s Market.
Trajan’s Forum was the last of the Imperial fora to be constructed in Ancient Rome, and it was vast!! The emperor Trajan built it with the spoils of war from the conquest of Dacia, which ended in 106 and the architect Apollodorus of Damascus. It was finally inaugurated in 112. To build this monumental complex, extensive earth-moving was required: workers eliminated the sides of the Quirinal and Capitoline (Campidoglio) Hills, which closed the valley occupied by the Imperial forums.
The Forum consisted of a vast portico-lined piazzameasuring 300 metres (980 feet) long and 185 metres (607 feet) wide, with exedrae on two sides. The main entrance is at the north end of the piazza, which was cobbled with rectangular blocks of white marble and decorated by a large equestrian statue of Trajan. On either side of the piazza are markets, also housed by the exedrae.
North of the Basilica was a smaller piazza, possibly with a temple dedicated to the deified Trajan on the far north side facing inwards. Directly north of the Basilica Ulpia there were two libraries, one housing Latin documents and the other Greek documents. Between the libraries stood the 38-metre (125-foot) Trajan's Column. When Constantius II came to the Forum of Trajan he said that it was “ a construction unique under the heavens ... never again to be imitated by mortal men”. Today, only a section of the forum, the markets which were built at the same time, and the column of Trajan remain. A number of columns which formed the Basilica Ulpia remained on site, and have been re-erected. •
You can see part of one of the fallen columns in the first photograph and its scale can be appreciated from the size of the people standing in shadow behind it. (Trajan’s column peeps into the photo of the right). The second photo is a plan of Trajan’s Forum. The third photo shows the ruined site of the Basilica Ulpia with a few of its huge columns re-erected. The forth photo is of Trajan’s Column, which is the exact height of the hill that was removed to accommodate this building project: 190 meters, or 620 feet.