11 oktober 2014

From the archives #36

Rome, Italy (2009)

These are the Spanish Steps in Rome with the fountain Fontana della Barcaccia in front. The 135 steps date from the 18th century, and they climb the steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and the French church Trinità dei Monti at the top. It's obviously a very popular place for tourists to gather. Even though there is a French church at the top and the steps were paid for by the French, the name 'Spanish Steps' was chosen because of the Spanish embassy that was located here in the 17th century.
This photo was taken on a warm and sunny day in November.

6 opmerkingen:

  1. Nice explanation for the name. I always wondered. Thanks for showing,

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  2. It is always very crowded on these steps, certainly in the evening hours.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  3. Bet the French find that pretty annoying. :-)

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  4. Een "zomeravond" in november, ziet er gezellig uit.

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  5. All people need to be in good condition, that cope walk the stairs back and forth. ;D
    The photo is great.

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  6. I'd wondered about the origins of the name as well. It certainly does look popular.

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