Thursday, August 8, 2013

Sallustian Obelisk

Sallustian Obelisk, Trinità dei Monti, Rome
Sallustian Obelisk, Church of the Santissima Trinità dei Monti
Rome, April 2013

See also: Obelisk of Montecitorio - Macuteo Obelisk - Quirinale Obelisk - Pulcino della Minerva - Minerveo Obelisk - Esquiline Obelisk
External links: List of obelisks in Rome (Wikipedia)

“In front of the church stands the Obelisco Sallustiano, one of the many obelisks in Rome, moved here in 1789. It is a Roman obelisk in imitation of Egyptian ones, originally constructed in the early years of the Roman Empire for the Gardens of Sallust near the Porta Salaria. The hieroglyphic inscription was copied from that on the obelisk in the Piazza del Popolo.”
(Trinità dei Monti, Wikipedia)

2 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Lovely light. It's one of my favourite places, I only wish there were less people on the steps...

Changes in the wind said...

Beautiful with the sunlight on it....