Shooting at night in Rome always gives me a very special feeling. History emerges with its mysterious beauty while monuments even older than two thousand years old stand tall in the Eternal City that never ceases to fascinate and enchant (it's no coincidence that my most selling photography tours and workshops are the Rome by Night ones).
Downtown Rome, there is a large, not very long avenue, that goes from Circo Massimo, the famous Roman stadium where the action-packed chariot race scene of the colossal film Benhur with Charlton Heston was shot, to the Colosseum. This avenue goes along the Terme di Caracalla (Caracalla's baths, where Romans went to relax, swim, chat, having steam baths ... for free), but before reaching the most renowned arena of the world, it has to go through Constantine's arch. The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome dedicated to the emperor Constantine the Great. The arch was commissioned by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine’s victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in AD 312. and it was then inaugurated on July the 25th, 315 AD.
Nowadays, there are no Roman legions passing under this marvel, dragging slaves and spoils of war, but cars speed down the road in both directions, leaving their light trails.
History goes on. Time never stops. Photography, though, can merge and freeze antiquity with modernity in one single shot.
.... amazing, isn't it?