Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Madonna Verona Fountain

I was again in Piazza delle Erbe yesterday, when I took this photo. A warm jumper and sunglasses, my step slow in this bright sunny morning, I kept stopping and observing and I took many photos. The fountain caught my attention more than anything else. The water was enlightened by the sun rays and it fell in the marble pool with delicate splash sounds.

I looked up and admired the marble roman statue named Madonna Verona. Somehow it testifies that this square has been used as a marketplace for two thousand years! The building facing the fountain is called Case dei Mazzanti and was built and frescoed in the first half of the XVI century. A friend of mine live in this building and has a couple of windows overlooking the square! I totaly love this view!

So, which is your favourite view in your town?

8 comments:

Hilda said...

Your friend is very lucky to have an apartment in that lovely building with a wonderful view! Must be especially magical at night.

jill said...

What a beautiful setting. The fresco is a treasure, and I can almost hear the water. Just lovely.

Ming the Merciless said...

What an amazing photo!

The white marble of Madonna Verona statue contrasts very nicely with the dark colored buildings in the background. She really stands out in the photo.

Kitty said...

nice...the facade in the background almost looks like a painting

it's incredible how one day you might not take a photo, but the next day you may take several.

There are way too many views in NYC to consider. I like the next unexpected view. You never know when it'll come. Keeps you on your toes!

Webradio said...

Bonjour !
Elle est belle cette fontaine, avec très jolie Dame...

nobu said...

I love the historical statue.
It has been standing for so long time in the people's daily life.
I wonder how much people was facinated.

JM said...

I'm so happy you have posted a photo from one of my favorite places in nothern Italy! I love that square and all the buildings around it! It's magical!
Thank you for the nice comments on my blogs.

tr3nta said...

Very dramatic looking... nice...

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