QUATTRO FONTANE – paradoxical beauty
What is it about Romans and their fountains? The most famous one – Fontana di Trevi – is in a piazza so small you can’t walk, and certainly can’t photograph it properly. Then you hear about the Barcaccia, and you struggle to locate it: a bare few meters long and sunk into the ground beacuse of insufficient water pressure in a large and glorious Piazza di Spagna.
Then you go along Via di Quattro Fontane and, at an anonymous crossing between two old and rather narrow streets, you find four sizeable fountains. Just like that, built right into the corners of four buildings. The real subject of this post, is the soot that has come to coat three of these beautiful statues. The fourth statue has been restored and is rather unappealing in its newly – polished look.
I hope you don’t mind this post being short and punchy. It took me much longer to put this post together than the three minutes it took to shoot the photographs.
Thanks for visiting,