Friday, October 8, 2010

Court of Neptune Fountain

If you ever visit Washington, DC, you should make time to visit the Library of Congress which is located across the street from Capitol Hill. Its decorated interiors are spectacular and full of rich symbolism and American history. Before visitors even step into the Thomas Jefferson Building, visitors are greeted by a large fountain depicting Roman god of the sea Neptune's court. This 55-foot long fountain by American sculptor and painter Roland Hinton Perry is reminiscent of the Trevi Fountain in Rome. While falling water may be the only real sound to be heard when visiting the fountain, the realistic depiction of this herald blowing on conch shell helps spectators imagine his silent tribute.

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