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Rome 2006

Piazza Barberini

The Fontana del Tritone (Fountain of the Triton) - one of Bernini's masterpieces - dominates the plaza in the center of swirling traffic. I passed this area almost every day, as there is a bus stop that I would use to get back to my bed and breakfast (it was also across the street from the the crypt of the Cappuchini Monks, ehere I had my camera confiscated!)

Interestingly, the sculptor was a patron of the Barberini family and included their symbol on the fountain: bees.

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