Neptune

The Sea God

Fountain of Neptune, Florence, Italy

The marble statue of Neptune is the centerpiece of the Fountain of Neptune in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy. The figure was completed in 1565, by sculptor Bartolomeo Ammannati. Commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici, the fountain symbolizes Florence’s command of the Mediterranean Sea. The statue of Neptune is a 19th century copy; the original is in the National Museum. The other marble and bronze elements of the fountain were not finished in 1574.

Join Mind Over Memories Sculpture Saturday #8

Lines Squared #21

Weaving Lines

Rug Weaving, Rajasthan, India

Join Becky from The Life of B for October Squares #21. There are only two rules. The image must be square and must relate to the October theme: lines&squares.

Lines Squared #20

Native Alaskan Lines

Dress, Gwich’in Athabaskan, 2002, Fairbanks, Museum of the North, University of Alaska at Fairbanks

Join Becky from The Life of B for October Sqares #20. There are only two rules. The image must be square and must relate to the October theme: lines&squares.

Lines Squared #19

Octagonal Lines

Gualdrada refusing to kiss Emperor Otto VI, Ceiling painting, Room of Gualdrada, painting by Vasari and Stradano, 1561-1562, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy

Join Becky from The Life of B for October Sqares #19. There are only two rules. The image must be square and must relate to the October theme: lines&squares.

Genoa Night Lights

I’m spending the weekend in Genoa, taking a break from Italian class. The old town in Genoa doesn’t allow vehicles. I wound my way through the alleys to my hotel.

Beauty and the Beast?

Theater and ballet posters, Florence, Italy

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