Peter Kun Frary | Photographer
Fontana di Trevi • Roma, Italia
Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain) is the most famous and largest fountain in Rome. Most of diminutive Trevi square is dominated by this massive fountain. It's also one of the most crowded Roman tourist attractions and hence difficult to photograph. I think everyone hanging around the Pantheon walked over to the Trevi. I was unable to find a clear position far enough back to take in the entire fountain (too short to shoot over heads). In fact, it was nearly impossible to get any sort of picture without a head, torso or umbrella intruding.
You probably noticed from the overly dramatic scene the Trevi is of Baroque design, begun in 1732 by Nicola Salvi and not completed until 1762. The fountain is at the juncture of three roads (tre vie) and marks the final point of the Acqua Vergine, the redesigned Aqua Virgo, one of the original ancient Roman aqueducts.
And, yeah, ah hoe lotta coin chuckers heah! Apparently tossing one coin means you'll someday return to Rome. Two coins scores a new lover. Oddly, three coins scores either a marriage or divorce (your pick?). I only tossed one coin since I was with my wife...
A scaled-down replica of the Trevi is gushing outside the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas. I've chucked many a coin in that pool. I guess that's why I keep getting sucked back to Sin City.
Canon EOS 40D and EF-s 17-55 2.8 IS USM
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