Saturday, February 1, 2014

Carole Raddato returns to PHOSPHOR-Ostia!

Our goal here at PHOSPHOR-Ostia is to create a picture site of all of Ostia.  We have started with nearly 800 of our own photographs.  And even though we’ve been to Ostia twice we still haven’t been able to cover the entire area.  To that end we extend an open invitation to all who have been to Ostia and who have high resolution pictures of it to allow us to show your work as part of the PHOSPHOR-Ostia project.

We’re very fortunate to have Carole Raddato as one of our contributors and we’ve started featuring her work as part of the on going effort to photograph Ostia.  So far we have some of her photographs from the Museo Ostiense and this week I’ve added her pictures of the Baths of the Forum, (I, xii, 6).  You can see her photos if you search for ‘carolemadge’ on PHOSPHOR-Ostia.  She tweets as @carolemadge and she has her own blog at

PHOSPHOR-Ostia isn’t Flickr for Ostia.  Every photograph has a lat/long pair attached, a set of relevant keywords, and its own map.  Each picture works to strengthen all the others – they are not scattered in a disorganized stream like so many picture sites.  Here, for example, is the PHOSPHOR-Ostia map of Carole’s picture contributions.  

New photographs of the Forum Baths by Carole Raddato.  PHOSPHOR-Ostia

You can easily generate a map on the site for any search word.  Try ‘mithra*’, or ‘Hadrian’ for example.  By the way, the ‘*’ character is a wild card for searching.

Anyone who has high-res pictures of Ostia Antica is strongly encouraged to get in touch with us because we’d very much like to show your pictures.  And welcome, again, to Carole Raddato!