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Do You Have The Scrolls Or Are You Just Pleased To See Me? by Fara

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Part of the Fountain Of Neptune which stands in the Piazza della Signoria. It was built as a tribute to the second marriage of the second Grand Duke of Tuscany, Francesco I de’ Medici. You will find that great detail was paid to this fountain because the detail is just incredible. You won’t see anything like it anywhere else.
The concept of the fountain was created by Bartolommeo Bandinelli. However, he died shortly after the model was finished. That is when the job of creating the fountain fell into the laps of Bartolomeo Ammannati and Giambologna, his assistant.
When looking at this fountain, you will find that there is a figure of Neptune, who is the Greek God of water. However, he has the face of the first Grand Duke of Tuscany. This was chosen in order to portray the ruling power of the Medicis and of the Tuscan people over the seas. Neptune is on top of a high pedestal in the middle of the fountain. You’ll see Greek sea monster interpretations all over the pedestal. However, it wasn’t a fountain at first. It was just a statue. The people of Florence complained because they said it looked like a waste of white marble. That is when the fountain was added. It took ten years to finish the statue. In the midst of this, there were many other sculptors who participated in its finished design.
This wonderful piazza has been a sculpture gallery since the 14th century and I hope to show some more of the marvellous work that is on view here.

Photos taken on a visit to Florence in 2008

I am not a photographer but I love taking pictures of things that catch my eye. I hope you see something you like too!!

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  • John44
    John44about 3 years ago

    Excellent Joyce
    A fine work !!
    (I am there in May again this year)
    Assuming you are in Eire (Ireland) I see I am not the only night owl
    (^_^)

  • Oh you lucky thing…………..I hope the title does’nt offend anyone………just a bit of fun really…………I have just eaten half a box of chocolates so I could be up for some time……….enjoy the remainder of your weeekend John………………..Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • John44
    John44about 3 years ago

    Oh title seems fine to me dear !!

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 3 years ago

    Love the scrolls Joyce, I really don’t think this will annoy anyone, I, like you think it’s a fun shot…they have the most gorgeous statutes over there, I was always very intrigued..he is a wonderful example!!…time for you to sleep!

  • Thank you dear Kate………….I think I will go to bed now as it is getting rather late……………Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
    © Hany G. Jada...about 3 years ago

    Ok Joyce – no comment from the male department here….. other than…. Nice angle! LOL… and a very nice title too…..

  • Thank you dear Hany,,,,,I did’nt want to offend anybody as it was just a bit of fun really……….I have other equally interesting statues to go up so I may do that tomorrow…………..talk soon Hany!!

    – Fara

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyabout 3 years ago

    G’day Fara!
    Mae West would have been proud of you! And is that Neptune winking at you? :)george

  • He very possibly is George but I prefered his friend on the next plinth…………….Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyabout 3 years ago

    G’day Joyce! Would that be Plinth Charming???? :)george

  • Very quick George………………..lol…………..Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • MartinJohnson
    MartinJohnsonabout 3 years ago

    Ha ha…….good angle you found there joyce !!……………excellent shot and story

  • Thank you my friend………………..have a good Sunday…………………..Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • Ginny Schmidt
    Ginny Schmidtabout 3 years ago

    I hope the Grand Duke has a sense of humor, but having stood there like that for so long, I’m sure he is happy at least that you were not a pigeon with a fondness for perching on scrolls. Well shot.

  • Many thanks Ginny for taking the time to send a great comment……………….cheers Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • vadim19
    vadim19about 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture, Joyce! Thou the statue is not among my favorites in Florence.

  • I agree with you…….I just wanted to be a bit naughty……….sometimes I look at a photo that is not particularly appealing but a title screams out at me…………….thank you for your comment my friend……………..Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture,great work!

  • Thank you dear Anna…………….your continued support means a lot………………xx

    – Fara

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