Sunday, May 28, 2017

inSPIREd Sunday

Here's the church of Sant' Agnese in Agone,
in the Piazza Navona; its main
architect was Borromini, arch-rival of
Bernini, who created the Four Rivers fountain
(built around an obelisk brought to Rome
by the emperor Caracalla) directly in front of the church.  
It's said that Bernini sculpted his figure depicting
the Nile with its head covered, as though
 hiding from Borromini's looming church façade,
but in fact the fountain predates the
façade by quite a few years.

[To see more churches from around the world, go here.]


  1. I love your gorgeous travel shots with your succinct narration. Perfect

  2. Architecture often overwhelms me....I need to study one 'piece' at a time.

  3. Oh, how I love the old world architecture! Soooo pretty!


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