08 January 2010

Arches Of Triumph

Рим. Арка Септимия Севера
«Рим. Арка Септимия Севера» на Яндекс.Фотках

I'm not sure but I think, the triumphal arches come from Ancient Rom (over here). At first they were built to celebrate victories in war, later to show how rich and powerful this or that governor was.

2 photos here (Moscow and Paris) represent the great wish to be similar to Romans in all times. What is interesting, not only Europe was afflicted by this megalomania. The last photo shows the most big triumphal arch of the world that you can see if you visit Fatehpur Sikri in India. The name of this construction is Buland Darwaza, that means "great gate".

Триумфальная арка.
«Триумфальная арка.» на Яндекс.Фотках

Paris 2007январь
«Paris 2007январь» на Яндекс.Фотках

Вид на величайшие ворота в мире - Буланд Дарваза
«Вид на величайшие ворота в мире - Буланд Дарваза» на Яндекс.Фотках

2 comments:

  1. So many version huh!... Been to few of those. Always have a grand feel to it.

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  2. :-))) As for me, I don't understand why those rich persons needed these constructions.

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