Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi

Picture by susank

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  • May 19, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 10-22
  • Shooting Style Tripod
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
  • Exposures Number 2,0,-1
  • Editing Software Photomatix Pro
  • File Format RAW
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Europe Italy Fountain of Four Rivers Piazza Navona Rome Gianlorenzo Bernini


19 May 06:14

The Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi or "Fountain of the Four Rivers" is a fountain in Rome and located in the urban square of the Piazza Navona. It was designed in 1651 by Gianlorenzo Bernini for Pope Innocent X whose family palace, the Palazzo Pamphili, faced onto the piazza as did the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone of which Innocent was the sponser. The base of the fountain is a basin from the centre of which travertine rocks rise to support four river gods and above them, an ancient Egyptian obelisk surmounted with the Pamphili family emblem of a dove with an olive twig. Collectively, they represent four major rivers of the four continents through which papal authority had spread: the Nile representing Africa, the Danube representing Europe, the Ganges representing Asia, and the Plate representing the Americas.

19 May 06:31

This is just perfect Susan.Well done

19 May 06:47

A beautiful fountain with a beautiful statue! Perfect process!

19 May 08:10

Very beautiful pic and perfect processed.

19 May 08:42

i like it:-)

19 May 12:47

Beautiful shot Susan!

19 May 12:51

Linda foto, la plaza Navona es muy bella, junto con la Fontana Di Trevi, cita obligada cuando se visita Roma.

19 May 13:21

fantastic shot again!

19 May 18:05

Plain 10.

19 May 18:32

Nothing but a 10!!

19 May 18:39

Nice shot!

23 May 21:32

bella la foto e la fontana... anche se dal vivo Γ¨ ancora piΓΉ bella... :-)

24 Jun 17:08

Nice :-)

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