Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you have enjoyed sharing this brief tour of the Eternal City. I have certainly enjoyed revisiting the photographs, remembering the excitement and researching the buildings that I photographed.

This is Sant'Agnese church in the Piazza Navona, and is a 17th-century Baroque church. It is one of the main urban spaces in the historic centre of the city and the site where the Early Christian Saint Agnes was martyred in the ancient Stadium of Domitian.

In front of the church you can see Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers, topped by the Obelisk of Domitian, brought in pieces from the Circus of Maxentius.

As you can see, the piazza was very popular. Maybe, that was due to the fact that the piazza featured in Dan Brown's 2000 thriller Angels & Demons, in which the Fountain of the Four Rivers is listed as one of the Altars of Science.

I really enjoyed locating this church. I had no idea where it was, as I took the photograph on an early, whistle stop tour of the city, on our first day there!! The Internet is remarkable for the amount of information to be found there!!

I did use PSE10 to correct the the peripheral tilt caused by the lens. I do like to see the building standing upright rather than leaning inwards!

Thanks for your interest.

I know it feels like a long lock-in but it is worth our while for all of us to keep safe, Bev :-)

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