Saturday, May 19, 2012

Saturday Snapshot


Saturday Snapshots is hoted by Alyce at At Home With Books.

Taken in Rome in Piazza Navona.Piazza Navone is one of the most famous and arguably the most beautiful of Rome's many squares. The large and lively square features no less than three magnificent fountains.


Fontana di Nettuno (Neptune fountain)



Fontana del Moro


The central and largest fountain is the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers). It was constructed between 1647 and 1651 on request of the Pope Innocent X.
The design of the fountain was first commissioned to Borromini, but it was ultimately handed to his rival Bernini. The fountain features four figures, each representing a river from a different continent - the Nile, Ganges, Danube and Rio della Plata.

Piazza Santa Maria della Pace

 A sudden rain shower, no worries, we were having a glass of wine protected under an awning. The vendors quickly covered up their wares.



San Luigi dei Francesi -The Church of St. Louis of the French
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12 comments:

  1. Love the photos! When were you in Rome?

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  2. Lovely photos - reminds me of our visits to Rome.

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  3. Thanks for a quick tour of Rome- I've never been.

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  4. These photos are stunning. I especially love the horse.

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  5. A veritable feast for the eyes! Gorgeous photos!

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  6. Awesome! I especially love those terraces woven with flowers...would love to have my morning coffee there.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  7. What a gorgeous place, all those fountains and the architecture.. teeming with history!

    My snapshot
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  8. Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures from Rome. I still haven't been there, but it's definitely on the list.

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  9. Those are so beautiful! It makes me wonder how bright and shiny they must have been when they were brand new.

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  10. What amazing architecture and sculptures! I love getting a peek at other places.

    Here's my Snapshot

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  11. I've never been to Rome, but you've brought it to life. I love the buildings, with the shutters, and the colourd walls, and the peeling paint, and those fabulous fountains with their incredible statues, especially the horse... I would love to go to Rome... and Florence...

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  12. Beautiful, mostly sun-drenched photos. I love the detail shots. Here's Mine

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