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Silly Tuesday: You, Hadrian, and Me

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 16 June 2009 in People & Portrait.

Agreed, this is getting a bit weird. We were in the small park that surrounds the Castel Sant' Angelo. There we met Publius Aelius Hadrianus, also known as Imperator Caesar Divi Traiani filius Traianus Hadrianus Augustus, or just Emperor Hadrian in the form of a statue. Though we aren't proficient in contact with deified politicians, he was quite easy-going and allowed this group photo. From left to right: my wife, the Emperor, and me. Sometimes you just have to take advantage of a situation.

observing from North West, United Kingdom

You are giving me Nightmares..... :-0

16 Jun 2009 6:50am

@observing: Aw, come on! :-D

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Ooooo spooky and very silly!!!! I thought of you the other day as I was looking around Cardiff Castle, there were some great ceilings and as I was looking up and taking some shots I thought ooo this is the type of image ms would take. I had great fun and hope to display some of the shots on my return. Have fun:-)

16 Jun 2009 7:44am

@Linerberry: Oh, a Gothic dream!!! Show it, show it!

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Mmm its all a bit ...strange. Nice image though.

16 Jun 2009 10:27am

@MrsAmber: Let's say it's Plato's allegory of the cave, comedy style. :-)

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

He he he! I love it MS, you probably would get more sence out of him than some of the politicians around today :D

16 Jun 2009 10:50am

@MaryB: Interesting thought what this man could have achieved if he was living in peaceful times.

Sarah from Switzerland

Cool shot!

16 Jun 2009 11:17am

@Sarah: Cheers, Sarah!

Tracey from Maryland, United States

Funny! Glad he could spare his time for the photo op ;0)

16 Jun 2009 2:39pm

@Tracey: I bet he would do again! :-)

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

LOL. faaabulous!!! :) by the way what was all that 'latin' in the middle? Imperator Caesar Divi Traiani filius Traianus Hadrianus Augustus :P

16 Jun 2009 7:02pm

@dj.tigersprout: That means: Emperor Caesar, son of the deified Trajan, [called] Trajan Hadrian Augustus. Name and title of nobility. :)

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


16 Jun 2009 8:11pm

@Ana Lúcia: Cheers, Ana Lúcia!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Your wife is still better looking than you two! ;-)

16 Jun 2009 8:23pm

@Steven: Of course! :o)

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Really cool capture!

16 Jun 2009 8:51pm

@dkc: Thanks very much, dkc!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Careful, such power can be seductive.

16 Jun 2009 10:36pm

@Twelvebit: Just having a bit of pagan pleasure... :-)

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Spooky and funny - is that in Rome? The castlel with St Michael on top?

17 Jun 2009 2:04am

@PD: Yes, it is. on the backside it's surrounded by a small park where you can find the Hadrian monument.

Laurent from Lyon, France

very good idea!!
I just notice that the emperor is bigger than you and your wife ;o)

17 Jun 2009 11:04am

@Laurent: Actually he was not, but we wanted to be as polite as possible. :-)

Kulikowski from Ostroleka, Poland


17 Jun 2009 2:18pm

@Kulikowski: Cheers!