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Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona is a public square in Rome, built in 1AD and languishing in my archives probably for half of that period. I seriously need to pay more attention how I shoot images and later I am not entirely convinced why I should post a particular one. And then a long time later, I feel like I should post them but then I have forgotten some crucial info. Anyway, this square was built in typical fashion to watch the games. Today there are three fountains, with an Egyptian obelisk and the square itself faces the Sant'Agnese in Agone, a 17th century church [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sant%27Agnese_in_Agone]. I was in a group of six and we broke for lunch around here. I had the chance to stroll around the square, one eye roving and the other anchored on the rest of the party. The high density of these replica art works indicated that they were intended at me and visitors.

Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona is a public square in Rome, built in 1AD and languishing in my archives probably for half of that period. I seriously need to pay more attention how I shoot images and later I am not entirely convinced why I should post a particular one. And then a long time later, I feel like I should post them but then I have forgotten some crucial info. Anyway, this square was built in typical fashion to watch the games. Today there are three fountains, with an Egyptian obelisk and the square itself faces the Sant'Agnese in Agone, a 17th century church [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sant%27Agnese_in_Agone]. I was in a group of six and we broke for lunch around here. I had the chance to stroll around the square, one eye roving and the other anchored on the rest of the party. The high density of these replica art works indicated that they were intended at me and visitors.

comments (14)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 25 Jan 2018, 00:35
C'est une bien jolie place.
Ayush Basu: Yes, I liked it too, Martine.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Jan 2018, 02:00
This is a serious good image, Ayush...I am glad you finally dug it out of your shoebox.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for your glowing words, Ray. I (we) had a memorable trip then.
A really great street shot, Ayush!
Sometimes you can find some forgotten treasures in the archives!
Ayush Basu: Exactly! And it was a nice outpouring of pleasant memories, Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 25 Jan 2018, 06:33
The colours of the artwork suggest they are merely kitsch or tourist bait Ayush..
Ayush Basu: You are correct in your assessment, Chris.
Belle scène de rue avec des exposants.
Bonne journée
Ayush Basu: A cheerful and energetic scene at that time of the day, Pascale.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 25 Jan 2018, 09:23
Imagine how painstaking a task laying all those cobble stones was Ayush.
Ayush Basu: I wonder if the ones conceiving these places paid much thought to the actual effort and perhaps huge number of slaves were employed to do the job, Chad. I could be wrong.
They are typical, but beautiful, Italian buildings round the square.
Ayush Basu: I found them beautiful too. I had a pleasant time even if I was walking a bit aimlessly, Brian.
I am amazed at the shine on the tiles and wonder if it is rain then see the blue sky. I think you have an unassigned bin just like mine.
Ayush Basu: They looked very polished and shiny, Mary. I upload a lot of images to the archives and then post what I feel on any given day. Some images, such as this, get stored for longer for no particular reason.
This is a fine scene Ayush.
Ayush Basu: I had a good time simply walking around by myself, Bill.
Big Art!
Ayush Basu: Oh yes, perhaps aimed at the tourists, Larry.
Magnifique place ensoleillée ..cela donne des envies de vacances à  Rome
Bonne journée
Ayush Basu: Indeed it was pleasant and memorable time, Claudine.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Jan 2018, 10:25
One of the 'touristy' thing I bet. Love the square though.
Ayush Basu: Yes, I steered clear of them but I did like the extra people and activity it brought to the square, Astrid.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Jan 2018, 20:24
It all looks very colourful with the market stalls, especially the one selling the large prints.
Ayush Basu: A cheery, sunny time of the day and the bright prints helped, Alan.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Jan 2018, 02:13
Lovely lighting on the cobblestones draws me in to the people and paintings.
Ayush Basu: I do like the shiny and polished feel of the cobblestones, CP. I wonder if it gets very slippery under certain weather conditions.

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