Photography Of The Day – Fountain of the Lions, detail

This one of the 4 lions of the Fontana dei Leoni in Piazza del Popolo, Rome. The fountain surrounds the obelisk and was designed and made by Giuseppe Valadier between 1814 and 1828. The fountain has 4 lions in marble that pour water into 4 basins. I always found amazing these lions, and the details…

Photography Of The Day – Angel with the Sudarium

Angel with the Sudarium - Photo by Raffaello Palandri One of the 8 Statues of Angels on Ponte Sant'Angelo in Rome. This one depicts the Angel with the Sudarium and it has been made by the Italian Sculptor Cosimo Fancelli in 1669. The inscription on the basement reads:"Respice faciem Christi tui" - "Look upon the…

Photography Of The Day – Angel with the Nails

Angel with the Nails - Photo by Raffaello Palandri Angel with the Nails. This is one of the Angels on Ponte Sant'Angelo, in Rome. The statue has been made by the Italian Sculptor Girolamo Lucenti ca. 1680. The inscription on the bottom reads: "Aspicient ad me quem confixerunt" - They shall look upon me whom…

Photography Of The Day – Angel with the Sponge

Angel on Ponte Sant'Angelo in Rome, made by sculptor Antonio Giorgetti ca. 1669. The inscription on the basement says: "Potaverunt me aceto" which means "They make me drink vinegar". The reference is what happened during the crucifixion of Jesus: it is said that Jesus asked for some water to drink and a Roman soldier took…