Like so many monuments and fountains in Rome, the Trevi Fountain is also majestic and beautiful. Rome is beautiful. Steeped in history. To stand at any spot and to wonder what might have been going on at that spot thousands of years ago, is a surreal experience.
Of course, now we have tourists – and throngs of them no less. I was part of that throng and Trevi Fountain had to be checked-off the “list”. I wish I could have come back at night for a different set of images but now I have a legitimate excuse to go back.
I assumed that preserving such monuments is high on the priority list of the Italian Government but I never considered that there are so many just within Rome – it must be quite an undertaking. Then I heard about Fendi [ the Italian luxury fashion house ] pitching in to take over the restoration of Trevi Fountain. It’s great PR and a part of the heritage of Rome benefits as well. A great win-win if there ever was one. Hopefully, this initiative will get other private agencies interested in donating their time and money to other heritage sites around the world.
I’m already thinking of ways I might contribute – shoot still photographs of the fountain and it’s related building and make artwork and put it on sale and all the money goes to the restoration efforts… Now to re-visit Rome *wink* [ In my head, this blog post is the equivalent of my throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain & wishing for something. ]