Rome – Piazza della Rotonda
Fontana del Pantheon
The Fontana del Pantheon (English: Fountain of the Pantheon) was commissioned by Pope Gregory XIII and is located in the Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, in front of the Roman Pantheon. It was designed by Giacomo Della Porta in 1575 and sculpted out of marble by Leonardo Sormani.
In 1711, Pope Clement XI requested that the fountain be modified and had Filippo Barigioni design a new layout, which included a different basin, made of stone, and the Macuteo obelisk, created during the period of Ramses II, set in the centre on a plinth with four dolphins decorating the base.
In 1886, the original marble figures were removed, and replaced with copies by Luigi Amici. Today, the originals can be seen in the Museum of Rome.
Fontana del Pantheon was the model to Francesco Robba for the Robba fountain, which stands at Town Square in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It is one of the city's most recognisable symbols.
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dale54 (5735) 2013-10-17 10:03
hello romano..nice shot..love this late soft light..super scene. tfs. dale
rbassin (13349) 2013-10-17 10:27
la lumière sur le haut des maisons est superbe et crée un bon contraste avec le bas de l'image, tout illuminant ces belles teintes ocres.
PaulVDV (17273) 2013-10-17 10:47
A very nice presentation of this square with that beautiful fountain. To me the most attractive however are the strong colours of the facades, typical for Italy. This is even more emphasized by the density of the light of a rising or a setting sun.
Best regards, Paul
krzychu30 (12689) 2013-10-17 10:48
I know this square and I must admit you captured hre its atmosphere perfectly.
What I like even more is the graphical effect you achieved.It looks almost like combined B&W with color photography(the building on the left and cobblestones seem to be monochrome and contrast really excellently to the rest buildings).For me really amazing and eye-catching feature of your composition!
Have a good evening
Gigidusud (10236) 2013-10-17 15:18
Splendida questa piazza si riconosce subito la bella Roma. Ottimo il PDV e eccellente gestione della luce. Bravo!
Un caro saluto,
daddo (20639) 2013-10-17 15:21
Ciao Romano. Ah, those colours of Rome and the transformation that the sun creates when it hits the walls! Nowhere else as lovely as this. A quiet moment, Rome for the Romans once the tourist numbers drop. Ciao. Klaudio.
emka (64144) 2013-10-17 16:45
Ciao Romano, Lovely shot from this nice square. I like how the lover parts of the building are kissed by the last rays of sun. Nice horse cabs. Charming composition.
Have a nice days
dkmurphys (42493) 2013-10-17 20:37
This is the most charming moment in Rome, when the sun warms up the old facades. Great catch, enjoy a good day ahead.
fabbs99 (11126) 2013-10-17 21:34
Vividi colori magnifici, il contrasto e la superba qualità complessiva dell'immagine. Il DOF, la saturazione e l'esposizione sono stati gestiti perfettamente. Si tratta di un grande lavoro fatto qui! TFS.
holmertz (31302) 2013-10-18 2:25
On the ground evening has almost arrived, but the roofs and the upper floors still catch the sun and its golden glow. The effect of the warm sunlight is enchanting and the beauty of the buildings contributes greatly to the impression made by this well composed photo.
Nicou (105809) 2013-10-18 2:35
Avec les calèches quelle fontaine et iamge sueprbe vue et compo quelle image et ces édifices colorés grandiose vue et compo ce contraste de tons et d'architecture une merveille.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (72716) 2013-10-18 2:55
The lighting is most attractive in this well presented composition. The fountain makes a good focal point and sits well against the lovely background architecture. Great colours and clarity.
timecapturer (37068) 2013-10-18 3:42
exquisite light and perfectly managed by you to make this such a captivating image. Architectural elegance and textures that look so beautiful and stylish. Composed and presented perfectly. Love it!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
Noel_Byrne (13356) 2013-10-18 4:19
The kiss of the sun can create very magical scenes, as you once again show with this beautiful composition. The architecture is wonderful here, and the difference in its colors are notable with the difference in light and shade. A great addition that the scene contains those carts in the lower left.
All the best
Sergiom (45441) 2013-10-18 5:05
Rome est une des plus belles villes du monde. Toutes les places sont plus belles les unes que les autres, surtout quand la lumière se fait si belle avec un ciel gris. Très réussi.
Silvio1953 (105527) 2013-10-18 7:02
Ciao Romano, fantastico bacio di luce, magnifica inquadratura, deliziosa atmosfera romana, bravo, buon week end, ciao Silvio
SnapRJW (23656) 2013-10-18 7:12
Hello Romano - The light is really attractive and well managed here. The warm and brightly lit areas at the top of the buildings are beautiful and as they are next to a well managed sky stand out very well without distraction. The group of carriages make a nostalgic FG detail and the shadowy darker areas only serve to emphasise the sunlight. Lovely work. Have a fine weekend Rosemary
ourania (18632) 2013-10-18 10:01
penso che l' ultima volta che abbia visto questa piazza su TE era in una foto in piena luce che accentuava il grafismo delle archhitetture e dei dettagli. La tua foto presenta un' aspetto totalmente diverso e assolutamente affascinante. L' atmosfera e' bella, romantica e un po' malinconica, non c' e' gran presenza umana e la parte bassa e' immersa nell' ombra che annuncia la sera. La parte alta pero' offre uno spettacolo delizioso e gratificante che addolcisce anche il dramma nel cielo. Si ha la sensazione che luce e ombre si traferiscono sulle facciate in un gioco affascinante. Un' immagine bellissima, complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buon fine settimana,
abmdsudi (32505) 2013-10-18 10:15
This warm colorful shot conveys lots of its own beauty along with water fountain serves a strong pointer inviting the eye to hover around the old square and the buildings. Again warm tone creates lots of live and interests, a shot packed with vivid details with a special enchantment. The grey sky completes the compo nicely. Very well done shot, Congrats.
dta (56664) 2013-10-18 10:46
Ciao Romano ,
Une très belle composition , une architecture séduisante , et ici encore , la superbe lumière fait la différence .
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-10-18 10:47
Good catch of the last of the late afternoon sunlight hitting the exposed upper parts of the building and contrasting well against the darkened piazza below. The horse and carriage add interest here. Good sharpness and nice warm cold color contrasts between the blue and yellow. Tfs!
rogerl (1156) 2013-10-18 11:06
Romano, this is a lovely shot with a pastel palette. It looks very peaceful, with the sun hitting the tops of the buildings and the horsecarts and cafes waiting for customers. Great mood.
mesutilgim (73024) 2013-10-18 11:07
Very nica capture from Rome -the eternal city- with nice warm autumn light and perfect pov.
TFS and best regards
lousat (64197) 2013-10-18 11:17
Ciao Romano,se non mi sbaglio vedo un ottimo tentativo di HDR davvero ben riuscito,Roma si presta moltissimo a questi lavori,coi colori caldi delle facciate,se poi c'e' anche il sole ed il cielo nuvoloso...non si puo' resistere..ehhee..complimenti e buona serata! Luciano
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-10-18 19:53
Mi piace la tua composizione e la maggior parte di tutti i bei colori e il contrasto attraente!
buon fine settimana Romano,
un caro saluto
mirosu (8130) 2013-10-18 20:45
You've chosen a very interesting point of view to present the elegant buildings and their imposing place in the town. I like very much the use of such rich perspectives and the harmonious assortment of architectural buildings characteristics. The golden hour warm lighting is excellent and the definition of details, textures and colours is superb.
Well done my friend.
Ciao e buon fine settimana.
Cricri (92185) 2013-10-19 12:43
Un endroit romantique, avec la fontaine, les calèches, les pigeons et cette très belle lumière matinale qui réchauffe le haut des bâtiments, belle réalisation
jemaflor (74044) 2013-10-25 11:28
Well managed the srtong contrast of light, nice square and beautiful tones for the houses, tfs.
brianmcc (5788) 2013-10-31 12:38
this is a lovely picture in the piazza. the mood is lovely and i especially love the warm colours created by the sunlight touching the tops of the buildings.
great composition and framing.