Daily Rome Shot 376

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Today’s Fervorino.

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About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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  1. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    Thinking this looked nigh impossible to track down, I found it wasn’t:

    “The Fontana dell’Acqua Paola also known as Il Fontanone, […] located on the Janiculum Hill, near the church of San Pietro in Montorio”, the English Wikipedia tells me… but, adventures in Wikipedism – the English and German reproduce and translate the dedicatory inscription of which only the date and most of one noun is shown here, while the Italian includes both inscriptions, but no translation, while noting this is the coat of arms of Pope Alexander VIII during whose papacy I take it “In 1690 Carlo Fontana designed an additional semicircular pool for the water which overflowed from the marble basins. Marble posts were put in place to keep coachmen from watering their animals in the fountain, but the pool was tempting to many local residents, who bathed in the water” (according to the English).

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