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Rome: Fontana del Mascherone - Fountain of the Mask

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This fountain is located on Via Giulia, backed up against a wall behind the Palazzo Farnese. It was built in the 17th century, using recycled materials from early Roman ruins and commissioned by the Farnese family. The fountain is rather bizarre looking with its enormous white marble mask, long hair, staring wide eyes and half open mouth. Not an attractive fountain but certainly one that catches the attention of the passers-by.

Comments (3)

Thanks to Sandra, I discovered this fountain last summer. Rome definitely has a lot of cool fountains. Great shot!

Anne:

That is cool! I will have to look for it next time I am in Rome (at least I hope there's a next time!)

Wow, so strange looking but very cool. I've never seen a photo of that one before.

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