21 May, 2009

Fence Against the Sky - Orvieto, Italy-Skywatch Friday

This was taken near the Fortezza dell'Albornoz in Orvieto, Italy in February this year. I love the wrought iron fencing against the blue sky and cloud background; it definitely highlights the stunning sky from this hilltop perch.

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. We had over 300 participants in Sky Watch last week.

18 May, 2009

Fontana di Nettune - My World Tuesday

The Fontana di Nettune (1574) was designed by Giacomo della Porta and is located on the northern end of the Piazza Navona. He also designed the Fontana del Moro (1576) located in the southern end of the Piazza Navona.I am always in awe when I visit these fountains...the muscles, the hands, the feet and the expressions carved out of a slab of marble. Unfortunately the fountains were being cleaned during my visit in February, so I was unable to capture them in their full glory. DO click to enlarge the photographs.

Please take a moment when you have a chance and stop by and visit others blogs this week. The My World meme is hosted by Klaus Sandy Ivar Wren Fishing Guy Louise and they do a great job.