My favourite place in Rome.. Where the bizarre is beautiful and the beautiful is bizarre!! And the first place I visited when arriving.. After 16 years I was hoping I had not romanticized the memory, but sure enough Piazza Navona was still as beautiful and crazy as I remembered it.. One had to look past the annoying hawkers who seem to have multiplied exponentially since last time I was there, but underneath the layer of tourists and hawkers.. there she still was with all her beauty... My favourite statues still frozen in some awkward stance as if caught in the act of running amok..
I tried to get back each day when possible.. usually my last stop before dinner and returning to my hotel.. On this particular day it had been 39c.. and everyone was melting and exhausted .. Even the statues seemed to have had enough of the relentless heat and were inviting all to join them in their cool aqua waters. It was tempting!! I nearly jumped in!
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Shots taken at Piazza Navona, Rome, August 2011