Circus Maximus - Backgrounds for the Chariot race. ~ Part of a film in production ~

Fully animated horses and chariots proceed down the track where various sections of the Spina or barrier of the Circus Maximus are seen, firstly, looking southeast from within the track as the horses advance toward the camera-view. The Pulvinar of the Circus is to the left [excerpted from "the Chariot Race" by Gerome, permissions from U of Chicago]. The graphics were built with the correct alters and monuments known by scholarship or as can be surmised by study. 

The chariots are in a breakneck race which comes around the turning-post to head for a finish; - replete with dust, grinding wrecks under the Caesar, swooning women and the cheering crowds.

Scrolling Down: The starting gates are to the northwest with close-ups which reel as the race progresses. There are full monumental stables and theater preparation areas behind the starting gates. The close-up of the center portal shows the access street receding into the distance. The colonnaded garden on the right has its full set of marble columns facing traffic. - Only the column-edges can be seen from this angle. The Temple of Hercules stands beyond - as it always has.  The next scenes are POV down-track to southeast again as the race turns and heads for it's finish.
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View of the Spina at the Obelisk of Augustus


View of the Spina, Dolphins and the base of the Obelisk of Constantius


View of the Spina at the Shrine of Apollo


View of the Oppidum with Starting Gates or Carceres


View of Egg Lap-markers and Judge's Pavilion


View of Oppidum and North Tower


View of Porta Pomae


View of Oppidum and South Tower


Around the Meta Secunda or Second Turn


View of the Cavea or Seating Stands before the Meta Secunda or Second Turn


View of the Cavea


View of the Harena run-up from the Starting Gates


View of the Spina at Meta Secunda with Apollo and the Genius of the Circus


View of the Staring Gates


A crushing turn at the Meta Secunda


View of the Meta Secunda, Genius of the Circus, Apollo, Castor and Pollux


Genius of the Circus


Castor and Pollux


The Right-side toward the Southeast


Running on the right-side with the Temple of the Sun and Podium


Right-side with the Temple of the Sun and Podium - Shrine of Murcia and the Arch of Titus


The Temple of the Sun and Podium    Proof: To Podium


Shrine of Murcia and the Arch of Titus


Shrine of Murcia


Cybelle and Spina Monuments


Victory Welcomes the Winner


The Arch of Titus  Proof: Study of Arch of Titus


Eos, Goddess of the Dawn, brings the day to her brother, Sol, the Sun God who rides his Chariot across the Sky and tenders his charge to older sister, Luna, who carries the day through the Oceans of Night...
Sol - God of the Sun


Sister Luna - Crown of the Moon holding her Torch under the Cover of Night


Sister Eos - Goddess of the Dawn


Temple of the Sun  Proof: To Coin Study - God of Sun


Podium and Stairs to the Temple of the Sun     Proof: To Stairs Study


Podium


Downtrack on the Right-side at Temple of the Sun


Downtrack at the Starting Gates on the Right-side


Downtrack on the Right-side


Pavilion


Dolphins, Pavilion and Shrine to the Sun


Cybelle
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