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Fontana della Barcaccia by night

2012.03.03
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February 20, 2012

Fontana della Barcaccia (Fountain of the Old Boat) is a Baroque fresh-water fountain in Rome, Italy in the Piazza di Spagna, just below the Spanish Steps. It is so named because it is in the shape of a half-sunken ship with water overflowing its bows.
The fountain was commissioned by Pope Urban VIII and was completed in 1627 by Pietro Bernini and his son Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
The shape was chosen because, prior to the river walls being built, the Tiber often flooded and in 1598 there was a particularly bad flooding and the Piazza di Spagna was flooded up to a meter. Once the water withdrew, a boat was left behind in the square.
7 Comments
josy63 Vos photos de nuit donnent un brin de rêve, embellissent encore une architecture déjà si belle et impressionnante
josy63 · 2012-02-29: 06:37
JustmeG I really love these fascinating places you take us to with your photos! great set!
JustmeG · 2012-02-29: 11:23
finbarr Fantastic shots !!!
finbarr · 2012-02-29: 17:14
darfoster Cool shots!
darfoster · 2012-02-29: 20:18
Dropblue Absolutely stunning and amazing.
Dropblue · 2012-03-01: 03:36
helys Merci pour les infos
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Belles places
helys · 2012-03-01: 12:34
atszabo La Spagna - hpw I love it!!!
atszabo · 2012-03-04: 14:12
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