First of all, I'd like to thank Barbarba Hirst, CarolG and Pluckyfilly (Ann Collins) for their User Awards on my previous upload Spanish Steps Panorama. It's nice just to get one UA, but to receive three, well, I'm really chuffed!
The last one from this location, at the foot of the Spanish Steps is the Fontana della Barcaccia, which dates to 1629, and literally is the 'Fountain of the Rotten (or Worthless) Boat'. Its name derives from the centrepiece, a half-sunken boat with water spilling over its sides. There are stone platforms at each end reaching out to the 'boat' where you can access drinking water from where you can see it pouring out of the spouts; the man on the right having just filled his cup is enjoying a refreshing drink in the 31°C of midday sunshine!
I noticed on my previous upload, that against comments by Nathan (NDODS) it shows 'User Removed'. It seems from EPZ staff that he had sent a request to close his account. I know he hasn't been good in health for some time, but would like to wish him all the best and hope his health improves
|Camera:||Nikon D3000 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||Sigma 10-20mm EX DC HSM |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||8 Sep 2012 - 12:05 PM|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture Priority|