Fontana del Nettuno, Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy

JUNE 2005 – The historic Fontana del Nettuno fountain in Rome, Italy. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Piazza Navona is one of the (many) must-see places in Rome. The Piazza is a busy multi-cultural place with many cafés and restaurants which are clearly overpriced. Thus, we strongly recommend to pass these and visit the less expensive cafés and restaurants in the surrounding streets.

My photo shows the Fontana del Nettuno (from 1878) at the Northern end of the Piazza. I like the contrast between the Neptune statue and the dark orange building in the back as well as the overall warm colors. The water, however, is not splashing too much, so the fountain is not as impressive as other fountains in Rome.

The high resolution image

Capture DateJune 2005
LocationRome, Italy
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3633 x 2407 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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