Photographer's Note

The Antonine Baths is one of the most well-preserved sites at Carthage. It was built by emperors Hadrian and Antonius (hence the name). These pillars are the only parts of the building that still reach the original height and are a common post card motive. The whole floor structure with underground canals and basins is well preserved and one can imagine how impressive this site must have been. The excavations continue 3-4 m under the edge of the picture.

To the left lies the presidintial palace, I had to be careful with which direction I pointed my camera: beneath the wall encircling the palace stood guards with machine guns making sure no one took pictures in that direction. In the note to my picture 'Gulf of Tunis I' I have indicated where the baths and presidential palace lie.

While walking around the site we could also hear drum rolls from inside the palace complex, I guess they were changing guards.

I chose not too sharpen this one, for some reason I got clear halos even with very moderate settings. If someone can sharpen this without generating halos please show me.

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Additional Photos by Simon Mitternacht (mitternacht) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 280 N: 267] (1839)
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