Piazza Navona is built on the former Domitian's stadium, built by emperor Domitian in 86 AD. Hence the long, oval shape of the square.
The fountain you can see in the foreground is Fontana del Moro built by Giacomo della Porta.The central statue of a Moor holding a dolphin, a design by Bernini, was added in the 17th century. The tritons are 19th century additions.
Another highlight on the Navona square is the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone. It was commissioned in 1652 by Pope Innocent X and built on the site where according to legend, St. Agnes was stripped naked, but miraculously saved from disgrace by extraordinary growth of hair.
The front facade of the baroque church was designed by Borromini, Bernini's main rival. Construction started just two years after the completion of Bernini's Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, right in front of the building. The church was finished in 1670.
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JFS (32179) 2011-02-11 4:59
This is one of the best shots of Piaza Navona I've ever seen. Congratulations!
cornejo (18116) 2011-02-11 5:19
Krzysztof cordials greetings. A very nice composition, a very good photo, very well compound and executed. Good work, congratulation. Have a nice weekend.
danos (74056) 2011-02-12 1:32
nice the view and the perspective of Piazza Navona with the impressive fountain with the statues in it,to make it even more attractive.Perhaps a bit of contrast to did the image even more eye catching.
Have a good weekend,Danos
bukitgolfb301 (30087) 2011-02-12 2:09
Hi my dear Krzysztof
This is another great solemn and impressive image shot. Nice presentation for proficient marvelous delight color and light/shade! Sharpness is also outstanding! Perfect stable cropped framework you get. The composition and proprtion of the main object are also well considered and organized. Thanks for sharing with your finest posting, have a good weekend and best regards,
Takero from cold Tokyo with snow
Cricri (86501) 2011-02-12 2:27
Une vue intéressante de la place bien cadrer avec la fontaine et ces statues assez attractive, et les différentes architectures, belle réalisation
emka (58194) 2011-02-12 14:52
Witaj, bardezo ładne zdjecie Piazza Navona, mojego ulubionego w Rzymie. Swietny kadr, ładne kolory, ciekawe światło. Znakomita głebia. podoba mi sie.
kordinator (13411) 2011-02-13 1:07
Amazing composition from Italy.
Beautiful fountain with a beautiful sculpture.
Many fine architectural details in the background.
Wonderful colors and light.
Excellent sharpness and clarity.
Perfect framed image.
Have a nice Sunday.
corjan3 (1879) 2011-02-13 9:27
I have been enjoying your photo's here and I think this is the best from you that I have seen so far. VERY pleasant and interesting with excellent exposure and detail on the building and with the sculptures. Pity the one on the right is not completely in the photo but very good as is. Well done.
vasilpro (40194) 2011-02-15 1:06
Wonderful composition from an excellent POV, interesting architectural details, beautiful fountain, very good contrast, TFS!
Have a nice day, Vasilis.
ikeharel (37378) 2011-02-17 8:27
Part on afternoon light and mostly in shaded area, had created a nice play on light, yet details are clear and impressive. One main attraction in Roma. Well taken shot,
Silvio1953 (98217) 2011-02-20 2:15
Ciao Krzysztof, great POV on wonderful square, beautiful soft colors, excellent perspective and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
s_lush (15592) 2011-03-09 8:42
This square is very richly decorated with the beautiful sculptures and architecture. You have composed, captured and commented the scene perfectly well. Excellent presentation of this highly interesting historic place!
Hansaphotos (5435) 2011-03-23 7:42
A fine picture of the fountain and its beautiful surroundings. Interesting effect of the lighting that illuminates only parts of the builings. Nice work! TFS. Have a nice day.
Charo (51174) 2011-04-11 12:45
Wspaniały widok na to piękne fontanny i doskonały kontrast pomiędzy nasłonecznione, a te w cieniu.
Doskonała głębokość i szczegółowo.
fritzi007 (7580) 2011-09-26 4:04
Sehr gutes Foto mit guter Info, gratuliere!
bayno (16213) 2012-01-14 9:58
Dear Krzysztof, Here is another picture of my beautiful city, I really like the last light of the sun illuminate the dome of the basilica and the buildings in the background, excellent POV, very good shot, my friend you're getting a little lazy, it's time for post another photo eheheheh, even if does not affect your travels, in your city surely there are beautiful things to photograph, I joke, greetings from India, Valter
abmdsudi (26295) 2012-12-21 5:52
There's a really nice balance of exposure here and closeness of the fountains is definitely a bonus adding strong impact to keep the main interest well in focus. Interesting description accompanying this shot, a beautifully taken lively image in excellent clarity, nice glow of the evening warm light shimmering through with remarkable historic buildings to this fantastic compostion. Superb catch, Congrats
jcpix (3325) 2013-03-23 15:13
You certainly can't go wrong anywhere in Piazza Navona, and this is a well laid out composition to show a good portion of the square with one of the other fountains not often featured. I can't quite put my finger on it, but there's something about the coloring and light here that has an antiquated kind of look and feel, which is what drew me to this particular image. Depth of field is strong and the detail is once again sharp, I really like this point of view...always refreshing to see something a bit different than most. Thoughtfully composed and well displayed. Bravo!
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (8897)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-01-14
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus E-420, Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5-6
- Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-11 2:30