Photographer's Note

The young woman is watching the remains of the Temple of Vesta in the Forum Romanum. It was originally built around 700 B.C, making it one of the earliest structures in the Forum, but it was destroyed and rebuilt several times. The final demolition took place in 1549, when the marble was used for new churches. I have no idea why they bothered to leave a small part intact. Maybe someone thought it would be nice to keep a small part of the uniquely round temple.

In 1969 I had spent one year studying art history at university, so I knew exactly what this was. I think the young woman watching it with such keen interest also knew what she was looking at. But preparing this note I had to make some research to brush up my memory. Isn't it funny how you can forget things in just 52 years?

This is a scan of an Agfacolor CT 18 slide. I was rather pleased to notice that already in 1969 my instincts told me that a photo of art or architecture would be better with a person watching it.

In the WS is another photo from the Forum Romanum.

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  • Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12716 W: 572 N: 24335] (103642)
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  • Date Taken: 1969-07-00
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  • Date Submitted: 2021-12-25 0:32
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