Oceanus, Abundance and Salubrity

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The Trevi Fountain is one of the most famous fountains in the world. Made famous by the film Three Coins in the Fountain, it attracts hordes of visitors with their flying euros, all in the name of eternal love. Oceanus (or Neptune), the Roman water god, stands in the center while Abundance and Salubrity flank his sides. Together with two tritons struggling to contain the horses, these stone deities silently survey the ebb and flow of humanity, day and night.

Edit: Freshly pressed! Big loud thank you to WordPress and everybody who visited. πŸ™‚

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71 thoughts

  1. What makes this photo simply breathtaking are the gold hues — well, and the subject itself!

    But it looks as if it’s bathed in gold light. How can anything go wrong bathed in gold light, right?

    Thank you for sharing!

    πŸ™‚

  2. It’s strange how often I have seen representations of this fountain but never really thought about how magnificent the individual elements are. I love the struggling horses. What a triumph of sculpture!

    • This was actually my second visit to the fountain. The first visit in the same trip was spent oohing and aahing like everyone else. The fountain in its entirety is pretty awe-inspiring after all πŸ™‚

  3. And all done sans CAD-CAM. Absolute awe. And then add the light and the timing and the camera’s human eye.And you did good. Very good post.

  4. rome is the most beautiful city in the world… i just love it. i want to travel ll my life, see lots of places but i’m sure that rome will always be my first and biggest love. i spent more than 3 years here and i just can’t leave this place

  5. What an absolutely stunning photograph of one of my favourite places in the world. The colour really captures the Classical essence of Rome. Makes me wish I was there… Thank you so much for sharing it.

  6. Love how the movement of the people contrasts with the regal stillness of the fountains. Brings out the stark difference between time and timelessness. Thanks for sharing!

  7. That Picture reminds me of my trip to Rome, I might have to put some pictures up….a wonderful city with something to see on every corner, a city best travelled on foot as you bump into the sights !

  8. Ciao! I was just in Rome last week with some friends, and of course we stopped by the Trevi Fountain. Thanks for the explanation as to who the statues are and I agree, it it absolutely beautiful!

  9. Oh gosh, I love the photo! The light is perfect, the shutter speed too. I like the blurred effect on the people, while the statues are very sharp. Nice! BTW, congrats on being FP-ed! Keep posting! πŸ™‚

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