Quattro Fontane, Rome

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    Goddess DIANA
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    River ARNO detail
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    Quattro Fontane - The Four Fountains

    by icunme Updated Aug 27, 2006

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    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.

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    • Architecture

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