The Trevi Fountain by night. The fountain is in a small piazza, and takes up about half of the space. We walked through some small streets which opened out into the piazza with the fountain! It was like BANG! Here is one of the most famous fountains in the world! It is HUGE. An estimated 3,000 euros are thrown into the fountain each day, which are collected and used to help the poorest members of society. #trevifountain#baroquefountain#rome
The baroque palace Portheimka was build in the 1720’s by the architect Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer for himself and his family as summer residence. Typically built by wealthy aristocratic families. Now there is museum of contemporary glass art.
Why should you see:
Opulent Marble Hall is decorated by a giant Teresian pendant chandelier hanging under a splendid original ceiling painting by Václav Vavřinec Reiner.
⛲ In 1750’s, the summer residence became the property of the Buquoy family who build a rococo park in the original garden and added side wings, which was taken down when building a nearby church.
Later the residence was purchased by the industrialist Porges von Portheim. In the garden, they established a factory to produce calico (special cotton fabric),
Porges organizef nights of chamber music held in the marble hall where the young Antonín Dvořák demonstrated his musical talent.
Portheimka remained in the family’s possession until the 1940’s when it was nationalized. Later the building was included amongst protected historical sites and started to serve as a gallery.
So many questions about these beautiful bedside lamps. I bought them from the auction when I gave birth to Amelia back in 2014. I have no idea where it is from originally. So sorry I couldn’t help more😢