Travel Oops: The Unfortunate Photo — The Fountain of Timbers

© Stephanie Glaser 1989

© Stephanie Glaser 1989

Rome, Italy. Anyone who’s traveled in Europe during the summer has seen this familiar sight: scaffolding. The Trevi Fountain or Fontana di Trevi in Rome was the victim when I traveled to Italy in 1989. Undeterred, I took a photo of my friends Amy and Leah anyway.
Here is what it normally looks like:
© Diliff

© Diliff

15 thoughts on “Travel Oops: The Unfortunate Photo — The Fountain of Timbers

    • I know these treasures need preservation, but of course, it is a disappointment not to actually see them. However, it’s good to know they are getting some TLC. Thanks for the comment, Debra!

  1. It’s very disappointing when you visit a place and the beautiful monuments are in the process of being restored. When I visited Barcelona the Sagrada Familia was almost totally hidden behind cranes, scaffolding and covering. It’s the main landmark of Barcelona and I didn’t bother to photograph it.

    • Oh, Julie, I’m so sorry you didn’t get to see Sagrada Familia in all its glory! Hopefully, you’ll get back some day to see this fantastic landmark. It reminds me of a “drip castle.”

  2. It’s a shame when that happens. Back in May, I had traipsed to the end of the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey to find half of the big Helles Memorial inaccessible. And I had to try and find a name – luckily it was just in view. That’s an amazing fountain, I’ve not been to Rome yet.

    • Hayley, I’m so glad you were able to see the name you wanted to find — I know how important the memorial is to New Zealanders and Aussies. Too bad you didn’t get to see all of it,

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