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Trevi Fountain Detail
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Remember all that romance from Three Coins in a Fountain? Roman Holiday? Well, the reality is that you get to see this fountain with 10,000 of your closest friends and you have to push your way to the edge to get a photo! There goes another myth! Aside from the crowds, the architecture itself is fantastic, standing 85' high and 66 feet wide. It is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. The fountain was designed by Nicola Salvi in 1732 but was finished after his death by Giuseppe Pannini in 1762. The central figure is "Ocean" who represents water in every form. Water gushes from 24 spouts in the fountain. The traditional legen holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain they are ensured a return to Rome. Lots of people were doing just that! An estimated 3000 Euros are thrown into the fountain each day, and the money is used to subsidize a supermarket for Rome's needy.
FEATURED PHOTO, USA Artist News - LIMIT 3 Daily group 11/5/12
November 2nd, 2012
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