Fontana di Trevi, view from the interior of the Palazzo Poli © Foteini Vlachou
This took me back to March 2002. During a visit to Rome for my 50th birthday, I got the ‘perfect shot’ of Julie throwing in three coins, with all the coins visible in mid-air. I didn’t see the fountain from this downward angle though, and it puts it nicely into perspective with its surroundings.
Best wishes, Pete.
It sounds like a wonderful birthday! This view is not available to visitors to the Fontana di Trevi: it is taken from one of the windows of the Palazzo Poli, whose façade the Fontana actually is. The Palazzo houses the Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, and I was there for a conference. The view felt very much like a privilege, and I was flabbergasted by it.
You were fortunate indeed, Nandia.
The 50th birthday trip was a present from Julie. My first ever trip to Italy, and four days in Rome was just perfect. A place that exceeded all my expectations of it.
Mine too! In the sense that I never thought I’d really be into Rome as much as Florence for example, or other Italian cities I had lived in for short periods (such as Venice). But as soon as I set my foot in it, eleven years ago, I instantly fell in love, and I can safely say that it is my favorite city by far and the place I’d choose to live in (if given the chance!).
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