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.

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11 May, 2009

My World - Blue Shutters

I liked this capture, so many pieces of the whole appealed to me. The time worn bricks, the blue shutters, the moss covered roof tiles, the aspargus fern hanging over the side, the peeling aged plaster and the Arno River below with the Ponte Vecchio Bridge framing it. This was My World in Florence in February 2009.

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