Quattro Fontane, Rome
I've been wanting to photograph these four fountains for over a year and they were so dirty you couldn't see any detail. Well, it was worth the wait - here they are, clean and leisurely lounging at one of Rome's busiest intersections. You could really become a statistic trying to photography these guys from the street!
I pass them often as I walk from the top of Piazza Spagna at Trinia dei Monti to Santa Maria Maggiore and am just delighted today (August 27, 2006) to see them looking so spiffy - they even all look so much more pleased with themselves.
These Four Fountains represent the rivers Arno and Tiber and the Goddesses Juno and Diana:
Photo 1. River ARNO
Photo 2. Goddess JUNO
Photo 3. River TIBER
Photo 4. Goddess DIANA
Arno graces the complex facade of Borromini's Church San Carlo - dubbed San Carlino since they say the entire church is no larger than a pillar in Saint Peter's. The upper part was built after Borromini had already died.