Depiction of Arches and Portals !! - Part 2.

Sea Portal  Portofino, Italy.


Portofino is an Italian fishing village and upmarket resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity visitors. It is a comune located in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. The town is crowded round its small harbour, is closely associated with Paraggi Beach, which is a few minutes up the coast. Other nearby beaches include Camogli, Chiavari, Lavagna, and Sestri Levante.

Spectacular view of Barcelona as seen from the top of one of Sagrada Familia's many spires.

 The African Colosseum in El Djem, Tunisia.

The Amphitheatre of El Jem bears outstanding witness to Roman architecture, notably monuments built for spectator events, in Africa. Located in a plain in the centre of Tunisia, this amphitheatre is built entirely of stone blocks, with no foundations and free-standing.  In this respect it is modelled on the Coliseum of Rome without being an exact copy of the Flavian construction. Its size (big axis of 148 metres and small axis 122 metres) and its capacity (judged to be 35,000 spectators) make it without a doubt among the largest amphitheatres in the world. Its facade comprises three levels of arcades of Corinthian or composite style. Inside, the monument has conserved most of the supporting infrastructure for the tiered seating. The wall of the podium, the arena and the underground passages are practically intact. This architectural and artistic creation built around 238 AD, constitutes an important milestone in the comprehension of the history of Roman Africa. The Amphitheatre of El Jem also bears witness to the prosperity of the small city of Thysdrus (current El Jem) at the time of the Roman Empire.

Tianmen Shan's Ghost or the valley plank road at the scenic area. One of the attractions in Zhangjiajie , China.

Tree Portal, Glendalough, Ireland.

This beautiful valley located in the Wicklow Mountains, sheltered by steep, heavily-wooded mountain slopes is well known for its extensive Early Medieval monastic site founded in the 6th century by Saint Kevin, a hermit monk, and destroyed in 1398 by English troops. The wooded valley contains stunning scenery, way-marked walking trails, if you are lucky you will see some wild deer and goats.

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