|The Spanish Steps|
|Vittorio Emmanuel II Monument|
|Late Afternoon at the Colosseum|
From the Pantheon, I wended my way through narrow streets to Piazza Navona. This long rectangular piazza was once a racetrack. Today, it is filled with cafes, mediocre artists hawking their works and a spectacular Bernini fountain depicting the four river gods from the four continents known at the time of its sculpting: Ganges, Nile, Danube and Rio de la Plata. It’s a dramatic fountain, full of motion, and supports an Egyptian obelisk. You will have to indulge me while I force you to look at this fountain carefully. It is my favorite fountain in the world. I am developing a Bernini obsession.
|Rio de la Plata|