Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Fountain of the Fork

Florence
Fontana del Nettuno (Neptune's fountain) by Stoldo Lorenzi, 1571
Giardino di Boboli (Boboli Gardens)
Florence, October 2013

“They had reached the end of La Cerchiata's leafy tunnel and dashed across an open lawn into a grove of cork trees. Now they were looking out at the Boboli's most famous spouting fountain—Stoldo Lorenzi's bronze of Neptune clutching his three-pronged trident. Irreverently known by locals as ‘The Fountain of the Fork,’ this water feature was considered the central point of the gardens.”
(Dan Brown, Inferno)

1 comment:

cieldequimper said...

Ahhhhhh... Can't wait!:-)