Sunday, June 5, 2011

Trinita dei Monti
Rome, Italy

"Trinità dei Monti (also called Santissima Trinità al Monte Pincio, Trinità del Monte, or Holy Trinity on the Pincio Hill) is a Baroque church in Rome. It is best known for its scenographic dominance above the Spanish Steps that descend to the Piazza di Spagna. The church and its area (including the Villa Medici) are the property of the French State."  (See Wikipedia.)  The church was built from 1723 to 1725.  There are 138 steps leading from the Piazza di Spagna (Yes there is a Metro stop  by that name.) up to the prominade with its picturesque railing in front of the church.  They are the longest and widest steps in Europe and are seen as a meeting place for people from all over the world. The Spanish name of the square, Piazza di Spagna and the name of the steps comes from the nearby Spanish Embassy.  However, the construction was paid for by Louis the XV of France.

"In front of the church stands the Obelisco Sallustiano, one of the obelisks in Rome, moved here in 1789 from its position in the Gardens of Sallust." ( See Wikipedia.)
In Rome they say that if you sit long enough on the Spanish Steps in front of the Holy Trinity on the Pincio Hill  you will meet someone you know.  Perhaps that is what these people in the photo below are waiting for. 

Photo: Top  and bottom photo taken in April 2010 in Rome, Italy by SW.



God, be with the persecuted Christians through out the world. Amen (SW.)

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