Gate Keepers, Rome

Who Goes There?

These imposing figure gaurd the entrance the Palazzo Barberini . This stunning palace owes its famous baroque design to the collaborative efforts of two of Italy’s most celebrated sculptors and designers, Bernini and Borromini. Nearly 400 years old, the Barberini is celebrated as much for its architecture as it is for its vast collection of works by some of Italy’s most venerated painters, including Caravaggio, Raphael, Fra Angelico and Pietro da Cortona. Walking Borromini’s spiral staircase or gazing up at Pietro da Cortona’s most prized work “The Triumph of Divine Providence” …. and watch out for those Barberini Bees!


6 responses

  1. I can’t take my eyes off the statues there Erik! Love the composition on this image, great work my friend!

    January 26, 2011 at 7:34 am

  2. Great use of depth and angle Erik. Wonderful image.

    January 26, 2011 at 9:32 am

  3. Thank you for the kind comments. We greatly value your feedback and look forward to producing many more excellent photographic images – your encouragement and comments are instructional and inspirational!

    January 26, 2011 at 11:46 am

  4. Awesome perpective photo! I love the fading focus in both the foreground and background.

    January 26, 2011 at 12:49 pm

  5. They certainly look as if they have the weight of the world on their shoulders …. lovely shot, I like the more vivid colours in the background as well, as a direct contrast to the stone figures.

    January 26, 2011 at 3:18 pm

  6. Love the comp, the Depth of field is awesome!!! Congrats Buddy.. 🙂

    January 26, 2011 at 6:49 pm

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