Diocletian's Peristyle and The Cathedral of St. Domnius
This was photographed within the private retirement palace of the Roman emperor, Diocletian, the only caeser to retire in the entire bloody history of Rome. The bell tower on the left is part of the Cathedral of St. Domnius and is the primary symbol of the city of Split, Croatia.
"This palace is today, with all the most important historical buildings, in the centre of the city of Split. Diocletian's Palace far transcends local importance because of its degree of preservation. The Palace is one of the most famous and complete architectural and cultural features on the Croatian Adriatic coast. As the world's most complete remains of a Roman palace, it holds an outstanding place in Mediterranean, European and world heritage.
"In Hellenistic Greek and Roman architecture a peristyle is a columned porch or open colonnade in a building surrounding a court that may contain an internal garden." - Taken from Wiki.
- Jon K. Stoutlager