Monday, 6 February 2012

Remembering the hot summer on busy Piazza Navona, Rome

It has been freezing non stop since days, there is snow and the temperatures have not been above -5 degrees. The coldest day we had it was -23 degrees. We were some articles behind on the blog about our September Rome visit, when it was 35 degrees. The coming days we are going to publish these remaining articles.

It was rather crowded on Piazza Navona with its Egyptian obelisk. On the square you see many fountains with the “Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi” which is the most famous one. It is also called the fountain of the four rivers. I personally was impressed with the fountain of Neptune where he is blowing out water. The enormous Baroque church Sant’Agnese was closed but the exterior was already impressive. Rome is one big open air museum, you don’t know where to look first.

Sinds dagen vriest het dat het kraakt, er ligt sneeuw en de temperatuur is niet boven de -5 graden geweest. Op de koudste dag was het -23 graden. We staan nog enkele Rome artikelen achter op onze blog. Tijdens ons Rome bezoek in September was het zeer heet met temperaturen tot 35 graden. De komende dagen gaan we deze resterende artikelen publiceren.

Het was zeer druk op de Piazza Navona met zijn Egyptische obelisk. Op het plein staan vele fonteinen met als meest beroemde de “Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi” of de vier rivieren fontein. Persoonlijk was ik het meest onder de indruk van de Neptunus fontein, waarbij Neptunus water weg blaast. De enorme Barok kerk Sant’Agnese was gesloten maar de buitenkant was ook zeer indrukwekkend. Rome is een groot open lucht museum, je weet niet waar je eerst moet kijken..

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11 comments:

  1. Fraaie warme beelden! Dat is even heel wat anders als het koude Nederland! Groetjes Cristien.

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  2. Love the fountain in the piazza. when I was in Rome, this piazza was a part of the Angels and Demons tour. Great shots of the sculptings that are a part of this fountain.

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  3. What a huge and extravagant work of art this fountain is!! My favorite is Neptune blowing water out of those pipes, too.

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  4. These photos bring back such wonderful memories...thanks for sharing.

    Kathy

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  5. Love the photographs Filip! I enjoy reading your posts and seeing the beauty you capture around the world.

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  6. All these statues need winter coats.

    Venice is frozen.

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  7. I hope it warms up for you soon - it sounds very cold.

    I like the idea of Rome as one great open air museum.

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  8. Hi Filip
    Great pictures! Wonderful light!
    We have the same cold weather here, a great winter!
    Many greetings from Switzerland
    Yvonne & Raphael

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  9. Sehr schöne Statuen und eine tolle Architektur ...ich bewundere die Baukunst vergangener Zeiten...
    Liebe Grüße, Karin

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  10. Definitely nice photos to see on this cold weather!

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  11. I love Piazza Navona and the fountains there...such master pieces, indeed too many people by nice weather...good way to warm us up in these cold days-bedankt!

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