14 May, 2009

Sky Watch Friday - Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy


This week I share with you Piazza Navona in Rome. The Piazza is an immense public space and features sculptural and architectural creations by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, whose famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers, 1651) stands in the center and is pictured above; and the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone designed by Francesco Borromini and Girolamo Rainaldi that is also pictured above. I just loved the angle of this shot and the cloudless blue sky. Do enlarge it...the details pop when you do. Enjoy.

Be sure to check out Sky Watchers from all over the world at SkyWatch Friday. This meme is hosted by: Klaus | Sandy | Ivar | Wren | Fishing Guy| Louise who do a fab job.

48 comments:

Dewdrop said...

Almost looks as if the man in the statue is contemplating that same gorgeous blue sky. Wonderful angle!

Guy D said...

Beautiful architecture and blue skies always go hand in hand. Awesome photo.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Carver said...

That is a great angle. Beautiful architecture against a lovely soft blue sky.

Pearl Maple said...

Cool angle to get both the statue looking up and amazing old building framing the sky. Thanks for sharing your tour with us all at sky watch friday.

inge said...

So Beautiful!!!

Inge

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Really a great picture! Happy SkyWatch!

Daryl said...

Its a perfect angle .. dreamy!

VALKYRIEN said...

Wonderful shot! The angle is perfect, where the statue is looking at the sky - or the beautiful building! I have been there! Very special to see a picture of the place looking like this!

John said...

Fabulous image! Well captured.

RuneE said...

After this picture I want to go to Rome even more. One day...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Old World architecture sure is amazing! They really knew how to build centuries ago!

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shot, beautiful architecture and what a gorgeous blue sky! Happy SWF!

Elisabeth's bright side said...

Just an amazingly wonderful shot. The building the statue all about it is just great. And I looked at the details. Buildings today are very different. Flat is the word maybe.

Have nice weekend!

CTG Ponies said...

What a pretty picture! Must be awesome to see in person.

Photo Cache said...

Very interesting perspective. I love the architecture.

Kathy said...

Wow! I agree the blue sky goes perfectly with this shot. That church is beautiful.

Ishtar said...

Oh what a lovely picture! Taken with love! I love watching your pictures, Erin. You see details I wouldn't always notice and you always present them with such heart. Thanks!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the shadowed statue and the sunny/shadowed wall of the building.

Janie said...

What beautiful architecture. Your blog posts make me want to travel to Itaaly post haste.

Pacey said...

Perfect angle and the building is so impressive. Very clever SWF entry.

susieofarabia said...

The details in the building are just amazing. I too love the angle at which you shot this. The statue of the man looks like he is relishing the building as much as I am. I also love the bluish shadows. What a feast for the eyes!

Karen said...

Great angle !!

Love the way that the building stands out against that beautiful blue sky and the statue appears to be looking up in awe :-)

Great shot !

fishing guy said...

Erin: That is really beautiful to see.

alicesg said...

That's a beautiful photo for SWF. Love the architectural designs of the building. Have a nice weekend.

The Write Girl said...

This is a beautiful photo. What gorgeous architecture...lovely in white and that clear, blue sky.
Wow. The statue of the man is juxtaposed nicely stretching his hands and soaking in the beauty.

How lovely. Great SWF.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Aha been here a few times and it is indeed wonderful. Look out for it in the Angels & Demons movie too, lovely capture Erin.

Arija said...

Great Baroque facade against the sky.

Tabib said...

Blue sky and beautiful architecture.

Ebie said...

Such wonderful architecture and very defined against the blue skies.

Barb said...

Your perspective of the Piazza is wonderful. The composition sets off the architecture. Lovely!

magiceye said...

absolutely gorgeous!

2sweetnsaxy said...

This is exactly why I want to visit Rome one day. The architecture simply blows me away. Absolutely beautiful!

White Oleander said...

Beautiful plazza:)

B Squared said...

Magnificent!

chrome3d said...

Wonderful architecture but it´s the statue of the man reaching to the building that makes the photo.

BirdingMaine said...

Stunning...beautiful...WOW!

Afanja said...

I love the perspective you chose to shoot this picture. The man in the foreground, the building and the clear blue sky are a perfect match.
Enjoy your weekend!

ms toast burner said...

Lovely!

earthtoholly.com said...

Wow! Gorgeous, Erin. You're right, things did pop! I just love this structure against that beautiful sky...

And, hey! I love your new header! You have a great weekend, too. :o)

Gattina said...

Beautiful shot !

Baron's Life said...

Incredible...good job

Kitty said...

It's like a higher plane - the dramatic statue, white classical buildings and a blue, blue sky. Wish I was there!

Rajesh said...

Great architecture and sculptures are amazing.

FA said...

Hi Erin,
Thanks for stopping by Monastery Daily Photo and inviting me to take a look at your blog. Your pictures are truly amazing...and Piazza Navona is one of my favorite places in Rome. I'm off to check out your other blog.

shaker said...

Brilliant !

MedaM said...

This is incredibly beautiful photo; what a beautiful perspective and composition! I also like the church, its color and architectural style.

Indrani said...

Beautiful shots, so well presented too. :)

Janie said...

Looks like we're seeing the building from the point of view of the sculpture in the foreground. Love the blue sky and the architecture.