16 thoughts on “the boy and the fountain

  1. I love it. And wondering at his wonderment (is that a word?) … what could he have been thinking…. will he remember this visit? will it be etched in his memory?

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  2. Thanks everyone. I have to admit I did crop out some people standing to the left and to the right of the fountain, but I did not photoshop anyone out. The boy is hard to spot at first. I love the way the boy is standing there looking up. I too wonder what he is thinking.

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  3. That is a wonderful photo. As others have said, it is really cool how it looks like the two are communing. Almost as if the boy is receiving a blessing or some sort of important instruction.

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  4. Oh my lord, it took me a moment to figure out what you meant by “the boy” — he looks so tiny!!! I had no idea how gigantic the sculpture is until I saw the boy, that certainly puts it in perspective.
    That makes this such a fantastic photo! Was it taken in Bologna?

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  5. Ignore my question about where the fountain is located! I’ve been catching up on your blog, and reading posts in reverse order (which I shouldn’t do!) I just saw the Neptune fountain in one of your earlier posts on Bologna!

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  6. Maria, thanks!
    Deborah, it does look like they are having a conversation :)
    sandra, he is hard to spot. I purposefully chose this title as a hint figuring the boy would probably be missed without the clue. He is easier to see when the photo is blown up a little more. I did the same thing on another blog, asking a question that was then answered in the previous post (also reading backwards).

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