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Trevi Fountain -Rome

By iancatch
The Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome, Italy. Standing 26 metres (85.3 feet) high and 20 metres (65.6 feet) wide,[1] it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world.

A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome. An estimated 3,000 euros are thrown into the fountain each day. The money has been used to subsidize a supermarket for Rome's needy however, there are regular attempts to steal coins from the fountain.

The backdrop for the fountain is the Palazzo Poli, given a new facade with a giant order of Corinthian pilasters that link the two main stories. Taming of the waters is the theme of the gigantic scheme that tumbles forward, mixing water and rockwork, and filling the small square. Tritons guide Oceanus' shell chariot, taming hippocamps.

In the centre a robustly-modelled triumphal arch is superimposed on the palazzo fašade. The centre niche or exedra framing Oceanus has free-standing columns for maximal light and shade. In the niches flanking Oceanus, Abundance spills water from her urn and Salubrity holds a cup from which a snake drinks. Above, bas reliefs illustrate the Roman origin of the aqueducts.

The tritons and horses provide symmetrical balance, with the maximum contrast in their mood and poses.

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Tags: Rome Italy Trevi fountain Landscape and travel

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Sep 2012 4:54PM
A wonderful capture and presentation, Ian. Carol

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UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2012 5:07PM
very classy, professional looking conversion..great to see this as a very good mono as opposed to the usual images of this landmark.

Franko59 6 3 2 England
22 Sep 2012 8:31PM
Great tonal range and detail with classy presentation ,,,regards IanSmile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
22 Sep 2012 9:55PM
Impressive in mono, even more impressive without crowds of tourists.

iancatch 11 4 45 England
22 Sep 2012 10:07PM
The tourists were there but the late (or early) hour restricted the numbers. We were staying in Hitel Trevi - literally 1minute away, so I popped back out in the wee hours. The POV also helped.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 5:52AM
Stunning, an image beyond comprehension Ian.

Regards Nathan

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