I meant to do a post on Vatican City today, but unfortunately I woke up later than I planned. Just another one of those days, but I promise the Vatican City post will be coming soon. For now, here’s an image that I took of the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy.
Very Quick Interesting Facts ~
The Trevi Fountain’s construction took thirty years, from 1732 – 1762, and was constructed by artist Nicola Salvi. The center statue is a representation of Neptune, the god of water and the sea from Roman mythology. He is depicted here as riding a chariot, which is being pulled by two seahorses, one to the left of the image and one to the right. Look closely at the fountain and notice that the horse to your left is restless, as if it is bucking out of the water, while the horse on the right is depicted to be quite calm. These two horses are meant to symbolize the two very different personalities of the sea.
When you look into the waters of the Trevi Fountain you’ll notice that the bottom of the pool is littered with coins. Legend has it that if you turn your back on the fountain and toss a coin over your shoulder so that it lands in the water, you will certainly return to Rome in the future.
The main source for this article can be found at: http://www.aviewoncities.com/rome/trevi.htm.