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Road to Rome

No, this road doesn’t actually lead to Rome. I have no idea where it goes. This is the furthest along I got. In some of the comments on my last Tuscany landscape, Road to Val d'Orcia (a theme seems to be emerging here) - there were a few mentions of the film Gladiator with regards to the Tuscan scenery. Inspired by these comments, and being a huge fan of Hans Zimmer, I edited this image to the majestic and stirring soundtrack to the film. I imagined my name was Maximus Decimus Meridius and was marching on this road to Rome. Although the buildings that I decided not to Photoshop out slightly burst that bubble. That and the fact that I’ve never really seen myself as a Russell Crowe type. Although sometimes I fancy myself as a general with an army at my command :) I’m not even sure that the colours in this shot are anything like the look of the film. I shall watch it again to see. I’d also imagine that it would be a bloody long walk to Rome from here. But hey, one can dream ;-)


Gladiator Soundtrack - Now We Are Free


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Much bluer in the film, and before the wheat was harvested. But the road and landscape are remarkably similar!

Gladiator scene.

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Taken on September 4, 2013