Terme Carcalla, Roma. 5 x 8 in.

Terme Caracalla, Roma, 5 x 8 in., Oil.

Terme Carcalla, Roma. 5 x 8 in.

Terme Caracalla, Roma. 5 x 8 in.

I did this painting on a paint-out with Rome’s Sketchcrawl Roma group  at the  Baths of Caracalla (Italian: Terme di Caracalla). It was a great day and the Sketchcrawl Roma group had arranged free admission and a tour for us.

They were  second largest Roman public baths, or thermae, built in Rome between AD 212 and 216, during the reign of the Emperor Caracalla.

The baths remained in use until the 6th century when  the hydraulic installations were destroyed. The bath was free and open to the public. The building was heated by a hypocaust, a system of burning coal and wood underneath the ground to heat water provided by a dedicated aqueduct. in the baths were found hot and cold pools, changing areas, restaurants and entertainment areas. It’s really quite spectacular!

2 replies
  1. Andrea da
    Andrea da says:

    I’m very envious of your ability to pick up and go wherever you like, whenever you want.
    Not to mention your exceptional talent to convey to others what you see.
    Drove by your old house the other day.
    Take care. Come see us when you can.


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