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Photo of the Week: Ancient Rome Framed by Ruins

In the Photo of the Week feature, we highlight an exceptionally amazing photograph submitted by an Atlas Obscura user.

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Who needs a viewfinder when the ancient Romans built one for you? Atlas user Monica Petrus was able to use the remarkably preserved architecture in the ancient city of Dougga to perfectly frame this image of an even more complete structure. This composition was discovered by accident as she remembers it:

“As I broke away from the group like I always do, I found myself wandering silently through the ruins. I turned around and came upon a literally, perfectly framed shot.”

DOUGGA, Tunisia


Thanks to all of our adventurous users who keep submitting such amazing shots! Want to have your photograph featured? Keep adding your captures to our ever-growing compendium of wondrous places (just click the “Edit This Place” link at the bottom of each place). And watch here each Friday for another Photo of the Week