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In the Heart of Rome

In the Heart of Rome
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Copyright: Alan Turvey (liquidsunshine) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 186 W: 29 N: 315] (1708)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 20-40 f2.8 EX DG Aspherical, Hoya Skylight (1B)
Exposure: f/7.1
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-05 11:21
Viewed: 1974
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a taste of the vibrancy of Rome. I captured this from the Spanish Steps, One of the familiar landmarks of Rome. If you are ever fortunate enough to visit, I'm sure you'll at some stage end up here at the Piazza Di Spagna.
One thing you'll never guess from the image is that this was taken on a chilly January morning!

Thanks for looking.

The following notes are from www.rome.info.

A masterpiece of the XVIII century, the square, with its irregular shape, extends itself at the feet of Pincio hill; on top of it the French Church Trinita dei Monti (1502) is located. Spanish Steps

The square and the church are connected by the monumental Spanish steps, built between 1723-1726 (designed by Francesco de Sanctis).
The Spanish steps, once a year in the summertime, host a famous fashion show, and they are used as a catwalk.

Spanish Steps On the square we find the Barcaccia Fountain, built in 1598 by order of the Pope Urbano VIII to commemorate the disastrous flood caused by Tevere river the very same year.

The most glamorous Rome streets lead to Piazza di Spagna (via Condotti e via del Babuino).
The area around Piazza di Spagna is where to find the most prestigious boutiques such as Prada, Valentino, Gucci etc. It is an ideal starting point for your shopping in Rome.

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excellent details lighting and pov also well framed
tfs regards bryan

Hi Alan,
Lovely picture, the best are colours and light, so warm and saturated. Interesting shapes of clouds and softglow around building in part of sky.

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