Famous ruinist painters such as Piranesi, Hubert Robert, Panini are officially considered visionaries. Explaining their ruins in the paintings by a mixture of real architectural objects and invented by themselves. But to better understand this, you can compare paintings and engravings with real ruins that you can touch with your hands.
I managed to visit Rome and find some objects that amazed me in Piranesi's prints and paintings by other artists. Why did you want to take it apart? Because he was very attentive to detail and portrayed everything he saw with photographic accuracy.
Everything is neglected, people are grazing cattle in rags. On the ground and on top of the arch is a layer of earth. Very similar to the traces of flooding.
Everything is like an engraving. Close up, you can see how well the blocks are processed, how the joints are fitted, how the patterns move from block to block.
It is simply impossible to gouge it out with a chisel with the help of a crowd of slaves. And those people, in the engraving, clearly have nothing to do with such buildings.
Quite by chance I came across this arch and immediately recognized it.
Now she huddles among residential buildings:
How many centuries will it last? Equally skillfully crafted from carved stone blocks.
Obviously, she was spoiled by some powerful force: an earthquake or a flood, or both.
One of the pyramids that were in Rome. Judging by the pictures, there were several of them. Apparently the culture of Rome and Egypt was in close contact influenced each other, since in addition to the pyramids, obelisks with Egyptian symbols still survive in Rome. Obelisks have been standing in their places for a long time, because also appears in the paintings of the "ruinists" in the same places as now.
I have long dreamed of seeing this pyramid, so I could not resist, I posted a few photos, suddenly someone is interested in the details.
As you can see, the current level of the ground is much higher than the level of the pyramid and the wall adjacent to it.
Virtually all the ruins in Rome are submerged in the earth. They were already submerged to such a depth at the time of their portrayal by the artists.
I wonder how the barbarians could destroy such a grandiose structure with their hands? We were not told about this in the textbooks.
That is, someone designed with the help of drawing tools, calculated all the elements, loads, organized production and delivery
building materials, then according to all the rules, with all the patterns, a huge building was made of bricks. And then the barbarians came with their hands and sticks
dug everything and kicked off pieces of several tons?
When you stand next to these thick, perfectly even, patterned walls, you absolutely do not believe the official story.
These people at Capitol Hill here look like strangers, aliens. Weak, sick, dressed in rags.
Pay attention to the height of people in pointed hats: horses are up to their chests. Maybe this was done for them by such high doorways?
My, and not only my conclusion: those who built these buildings, arches and monuments possessed technologies that they could not use according to the official version of history. Their civilization was very advanced, they built from stone easily and naturally. It is impossible to teach any slaves to build like that.
At some point after the disaster, civilization disappeared and buildings collapsed. Well, the artists just found more ruins, unlike us.
Later they were taken away for construction materials and museums. I cannot call these artists dreamers, since I myself was convinced on the spot of the reality of what they portrayed.