Photographer's Note

Rome, San Pietro square.

the elliptical square takes place at the foot of the basilica San Pietro.
Asked by Pope Alexander VII to the artist and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini called "Le Bernin" in the middle of the XVIth century, its two colonnades represent two arms welcoming the crowd.

In the middle of the square is an obelisk, which was the centre of the roman circus Vaticanus.
On both sides of the obelisk we find two monumental fountains.

The two colonnades are made of four rows of columns (280 ones).
On their top set some Saints statues, looking towards the basilica.

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