Thursday, December 5, 2013

Santa Bibiana Mosaic

The Santa Bibiana Mosaic, Boiler room, Centrale Montemartini, Rome
The Santa Bibiana Mosaic, 400
Sala caldaie (Boiler room) of the former Montemartini power plant
Centrale Montemartini, via Ostiense
Roma, April 2013

“The interior also preserves the historic architecture of the power plant, with massive iron steps leading to an upper platform that was once used to oversee the generators but is now another element in the cinematic scene. You can mount the stair to look down upon the ancient mosaic floor with its hunting scenes, for instance. The vast windows of the former plant allow for natural light to flood the space, and the clouds in the sky seem to be another artwork.”
(Centrale Montemartini,


Dina said...

The huge mosaic is gorgeous!

An interesting place, too.

cieldequimper said...

It is in a marvellously preserved!