Impressions of Italy: Fountains

If you must actually see the Trevi Fountain, wake up at 6am and walk to it. It’s about the only time you’ll see it in daylight without the crowds.rome_fountain

And when you’re done, go get your morning cappuccino and croissant.
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7am, and the crowds are just arriving at the Fontana della Barcaccia (“Fountain of the Worthless Boat” ) by the Spanish Steps.
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Sketch that fountain and then it’s time for another coffee. If you’re at Cafe Gilli, they can fancy it up for you with something from the bar.
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By sunset, the Fountain of Neptune has it’s share of the crowds, but I join them and sketch a corner of it anyways. It’s hard for even a marble statue to look grand and dignified when there’s a seagull sitting on it’s head.
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There’s drinking fountains all over the city and the water is cold, so fill up your water bottles when you pass one.
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Last bits of advice, really . Look up. A lot. Besides the domes, the rooftops and chimneys are fascinating. Even just really ordinary ones.
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About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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13 Responses to Impressions of Italy: Fountains

  1. asthaguptaa says:

    Your sketches are so lifelike I almost thought they were surreal photographs – captivating and gorgeous 🙂

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  2. Grace says:

    Do you know the dates of the Chicago symposium next year. Seems like a long way off but have an event I need to attend in July and can’t come if is same week.i might not commit to my event but I need the date so that my name would not be included in the show Please get back if you know many thanks. Grace

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  3. Nancy Armitage says:

    Leaving for Italy tomorrow with my sketchbook and paints. You are a great inspiration.

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  4. zuzala says:

    I lived in Siena 37 or so tears ago. I cant begin to tell you how I am enjoying your drawings of Italy; unearthing some thiughts and mental images I havent had in quite some time. Thank you.

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  5. Geo Sans says:

    beautiful
    ~
    thank you for sharing
    your wonderful sketches

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  6. Cathy Mcauliffe says:

    Great series of posts and sketches. I love how you grouped them by subject.

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  7. Amazing sketches, Suhita, and you are sooo darn prolific…just incredible!!!

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  8. rosjenke says:

    I love how you can say so much with a few lines and a splash of colour.

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  9. Such a nice drawing, thanks so much for sharing the good feeling and beautiful picts.

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  10. saragoli says:

    Incredible drawings!

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