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Detail from
King Neptune Sculpture/Fountain
at Malaga Cove, Palos Verdes Estates, California

Created by an unknown artist in the 17th century as a copy of the original 16th century bronze fountain by Giambologna, the sculpture was imported from Italy by the collector, Arnoldo Adolfo di Segni in the late 1920s, purchased from him by the Palos Verdes Project and dedicated in Malaga Plaza on February 16, 1930. The sculpture was restored and rededicated in 1969 and 1999.

Photo from 1930 when the fountain was first dedicated:


  • Jan  Tribe
    Jan Tribeabout 5 years ago

    love the texturing done on this one!

  • Thank you, Shaneran! I really enjoy playing with textures—I think they can either ruin or really add to an image.

    – Kevin Bergen

  • Lisa Baumeler
    Lisa Baumelerabout 5 years ago

    Great angle for this one!

  • Thank you! I hadn’t seen this angle before, and it gave me a different feel for Neptune in the moment.

    – Kevin Bergen

  • verero
    vereroabout 5 years ago

    This is a wonderful Neptune photograph! Great angle and tones and the treatment gives it a great antique feel.

  • Thanks so much, Verena! I’m glad you like it. I appreciate the comments!

    – Kevin Bergen

  • Erika Gouws
    Erika Gouwsabout 5 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Very much thanks!

    – Kevin Bergen

  • ys-eye
    ys-eyeabout 5 years ago

    Very striking, beautiful tones!

  • :) Thank you for the feedback!

    – Kevin Bergen

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 5 years ago

    your use of texture really brings a whole new dimension to the photography of statuary. I’m loving it!!!!!

  • Very nice to hear, Lois! This was fun capturing this piece that’s a real landmark around here.

    – Kevin Bergen

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