Daily Rome Shot 296

Photo by Bree Dail.

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. teomatteo says:

    I gots to know….
    The Fountain. The ship. Its history.

  2. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    If we may trust the French and German Wikipedia here, this is the Fontana della Galera in the Piazzale della Galera in the Vatican Gardens, commissioned by Pope Paul V and constructed by Martino Ferrabosco and Giovanni Vasanzio, the the model Galley being made of copper and lead in 1620-21.

  3. teomatteo says:

    Thank you. I knew i could count on you.

  4. Venerator Sti Lot says:


    My pleasure! The German Wikipedia article has a link to a Vatican Museum website with information about a book in Italian from 2103 about the history and restoration of the fountain – I have not (yet) tried searching further afield for older sources in English, though it would be great to know more (what a fascinating fountain!). In the Wikimedia stuff there is a 17th-century depiction of it looking very different (but I don’t know how accurate the artist was being…).

  5. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    2013! (Proof read before posting – gulp!)

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