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Piazza Navona, Rome, with Sant'Agnese on the right

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SOURCE: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Vedute di Roma (Rome, [1747?-1788]), pl. 16

Piazza della Rotonda with the obelisk fountain and the Pantheon on the right, Rome

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Della Porta, Giacomo (1538-1602)
SOURCE: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Vedute di Roma (Rome, [1747?-1788]), pl. 17 NOTES: The fountain by Giacomo della Porta (1575) is surmounted by an obelisk of Rameses the Great erected here in 1711.

New Lambeth Bridge, London

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Blomfield, Sir Reginald (1856-1942)

New Lambeth Bridge, London: the obelisks

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Blomfield, Sir Reginald (1856-1942)

Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone and the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, Piazza Navona, Rome

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Bernini, Gian Lorenzo (1598-1680)
NOTES: The church of Sant'Agnese in Agone was reconstructed by Girolamo and Carlo Rainaldi in 1652, while the Baroque facade was completed in 1657 by Francesco Borromini. The Fountain of the Four Rivers and obelisk was executed by Bernini between 1648 and 1651.

St Peter's Basilica, St Peter's Square, Rome

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Bernini, Gian Lorenzo (1598-1680)
NOTES: Construction on the Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano began in 1506 under Donato Bramante. Work continued under the direction of leading architects of the time and the body of the church was completed by 1626. Piazza San Pietro is partly enclosed by two semi-circular colonnades, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1656-1667.

Place de la Concorde, Paris: view from the Pont de la Concorde with the Obelisk of Luxor and fountains in the foreground and the rue Royale and Church of the Madeleine in the distance

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Gabriel, Ange-Jacques (1698-1782)
NOTES: Place de la Concorde was designed in 1755-1772 by Jacques-Ange Gabriel and redecorated by Jacques-Ignace Hittorff in 1830-1844. The Obelisk, installed in 1836, is one of three Cleopatra's Needles, the other two residing in New York and London.

St Peter's Basilica, St Peter's Square, Rome

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Bramante, Donato (1444-1514)
NOTES: This photograph was taken between 1865 and 1890. Construction on the Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano began in 1506 under Donato Bramante. Work continued under the direction of leading architects of the time and the body of the church was completed by 1626. Piazza San Pietro is partly enclosed by two semi-circular colonnades, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1656-1667.

Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, Rome

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Della Porta, Giacomo (1538-1602)
NOTES: The fountain by Giacomo della Porta (1575) is surmounted by an obelisk of Rameses the Great erected here in 1711.
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