Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Trevi Fountain

Next stop, the Trevi, an idea which apparently occurred to several hundred people that day; a complete mob-scene and clearly being damaged by the constant presence of tourists, but that didn’t seem to bother anyone but me. You can certainly see the attraction, though, of this astonishing fountain, built in 1762 using a palace behind as a foundation to show off the copious water brought into Rome by its aqueducts. Water gushes for a couple dozen spouts as Ocean, Triton and waterhorses splash.


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