Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Lets All Have A Dioscuri…
Only got time for a quick post this evening, but it does feature a whopper. This statue greets you as you walk up a long set of stairs to enter the Piazza del Campidoglio, one of the finest squares in the city of Rome. The whole area was designed by Michelangelo, which I was unaware of at the time. The statue himself is one of the Dioscuri, or the Gemini twins, as Uncle Wikipedia explains far more expertly than I ever could.
Once you walk past the monument you enter the Piazza, where our stunning steed and big bearded man are both located. It really is gorgeous. Once again, Mr Wandering Poll performs commendable imitation duties.