10 May 2007

triton

A particular from the extraordinary Triton Fountaine in Barberini sqare close to Via Veneto.

Un particolare della straordinaria fontana del Tritone in Piazza Barberini , vicino Via veneto

9 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

It looks like the water is running down across the human figure. Is that right?

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Michis Fotoblog said...

Rome nis my favourite city and i like to visit rome. But my last visit is 10 Years ago...

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your beautiful pictures; it's almost as good as a trip to Rome which is definitely one of my favorite cities in Italy along with Firenze and Venezia;I'm French, but I prefer Italy because of your the history and art, your sun, Michelangelo, italian langage and the italian people.

Gracie mile: Anne.

lynn said...

Is it a fountain too?

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Merisi said...

Beautiful detail, of a statue and a square I love. A copy of this fountain plays a life-changing role in Ian McEwan's "Atonement". Here in McEwan's prose a description of the fountain:
The muscular figure, squatting so comfortably on his shell, could blow through his conch a jet only two inches high, the pressure was so feeble, and water fell back over his head, down his stone locks and along the grove of his powerful spine, leaving a glistening dark green stain.
(I quoted it on my Barberini postlast summer).
Thanks for the memories,
Merisi

Joe said...

Thank U merisi . Your post is really fantastic and useful. I would like to use the verse for a project I'm creating about some roman fountaines like this in piazza barberini, fontana di Trevi, the fountaine behind Pantheon, the fountaine inside Palazzo Venezia, and the last in the sqare behing Bar Taruga.
Have U any other suggestions about that fountaines?

Merisi said...

Joe, give me a little time, I'll see if I have anything useful.
Do you know the book "Roman Fountains" - 2000 Fountains in Rome. A complete collection - photos by Marvin Pulvers, published by L'ERMA di BRETSCHNEIDER in 2002?
If you are interested, send me a mail, MariaSpqr@hotmail.com, I can give you more info.

Radman said...

Beautiful photo! I love this fountain and the temptation is to capture the whole thing, but you have captured a great detail. I have a photo of this with sun glistening in the fountain spray.

Mike said...

Your photos are fantastic!