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:
That fountain is so beautiful.
I’m going to take your word for it Rebecca! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Steph
LOL I know. It stinks you didn’t see it that way. 😉
I think they are doing it again now. Last time I was in Rome there was some scaffolding, just over half of the fountain, but I think there is more to come.
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!
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.”
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,
I hope you get to see it in all its glory one day.
Thanks, Shantaya — it’s definitely on my never-ending list! 🙂
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Happened to us when we were in Cambodia… oh wells!
Nice to know some things are universal — even construction, which I guess is a good thing.
This happened to me at the Pantheon. Always disappointing, but I understand the need for preservation, although it would be nice for them to postpone it until after my visit! haha