Book buying binges generally occur at the Feltrinelli’s bordering Piazza della Repubblica. And when we pass the statues of Quattro Fontane, I sigh.
These stone tableaux, one for each corner of the intersection of via dell Quattro Fontane and via del Quirinale, represent an eulogy to rivers.
Intriguing is the statue of Juno, the Roman goddess of love and marriage thus a vital force. She was known as a divinity who sent you omens and warnings if things were going to get bad –like a goose that loudly squawks when danger is near.
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