Before this trip I wasn't aware of the #Baroque art form, mistook everything as part of #Renaissance movement. This facade although not popular on charts, looked stunning, for it was re-done in granite post WW1.
The tower that likes to pose for photos
The picture is not good enough but you'll get a sense of the grandeur. Now open wikipedia to read about this place!
Not the most visually appealing public square of Rome, but still worth checking for this view. During 16th century Papal era, as part of an urban city planning project (Rome needed dozens of them), 3 diverging streets, like a trident, were laid out, over the old ruins which may have existed during the Imperial or even Republican era. You can see them on either sides of the twin basilicas. Even Rome had to remould its heritage to keep up with times. It found a good partnership in budget of Popes and skills of architects and planners, key ones being Raphaele and Bernini. These streets have been gentrified for todays age, yet again, and they host the best of luxury shops. Now, there is even a metro line that runs underneath. Repair and maintenance work can still be seen, as they say, Rome wasn't built in a day. It's time for Indian metro cities to enter this modern renaissance age; politicians and corporators to allocate budget and citizens to demand n devote mind share towards these projects. Just remembering the glory of the past in books and watsapp messages is not enough, we should be feeling proud walking in our cities as well!
Doing Disha's contemporary art bidding : @disha.sahu08
The toblerone mountain