Day 16: Tuesday, April 26, 2005, photos by Pat Tyler.
Piazza del Trevi
Somewhere in the Quirinal Section of Rome
The bus dropped us of at some point, Nicola led us through the streets to the
Piazza di Trevi.
Then We Arrived at the Famous Fountain.
But where's the water? We couldn't see the water!
Well, while we're here, lets look at what we can see.
By Roman standards, the Trevi is a fairly recent creation. Nicola Salvi, inspired by the ancient Roman triumphal arches, designed Rome's most famous fountain. It was completed in 1762. Seems like yesterday, doesn't it?
The central figures are Neptune, flanked by two Tritons. One struggles to master a very unruly sea-horse, the other led a far more docile animal. These symbolize the two contrasting moods of the sea. Detail at the top of the page features the triton and the sea-horse.
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