Monday, November 30, 2015

Rome, Day 3: Evening at St. Peter's Square

Piazza San Pietro or St. Peter's Square was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini between 1656 and 1667. It is surrounded by Gian Lorenzo Bernini's colonnades. An Egyptian obelisk is at the center of the square. There are also two fountains in the square. The one on the north side of the square was created by Carlo Maderno from 1612 to 1614. After half a century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini was commissioned by the pope to build an identical fountain on the south side.
Evening at St. Peter's Square, the sky went from grey to orange. It looked breathtaking as if there was a divine power. I still couldn't believe I was at St. Peter's Square capturing this iconic place.

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