When I heard this week that the cleaning of Bernini's Fontana del Tritone in Piazza Barberini had been completed, I strolled over there after work to see it for myself. It really looks lovely!
Triton was a minor sea god and here he is shown as a kind of merman, head thrown back as he drinks from a conch shell.
I especially enjoy the depictions of dolphins in Renaissance and Baroque-era sculpture, as some kind of vicious sea creature with sharp teeth and menacing expressions.
Interestingly, there was also a very large, metal Menorah in the Piazza celebrating Hanukkah.
And, as I walked home I noticed that more and more businesses on my street are putting up pretty little Christmas decorations and pine boughs around their doors.