Tuesday, January 17, 2017

At the Quattro Fontane in Rome

Bill and I climbed the Quirinal Hill to have a look at the Quattro Fontane.
Four hundred years ago an ancient Roman sculpture was placed at each of the four corners of the intersection of the Via delle Quatro Fontane and the Via del Quirinale.
The design of the intersection was a gift to the people of Rome.
It immediately filled with traffic of all kinds which continues to this day.
It took us a while to figure out
that what was keeping us from seeing the sculpture
was entertaining in itself.
Life goes on.
Explanations are made.
Modern Rome steals the show from old Rome.