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Old 02-17-2009, 02:49 PM   #11471
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Then I was misinformed about the reason for the covered eyes.
you certainly were, here's a clue: look to the left of the statue, see the palm tree? There's a clue.
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:59 PM   #11472
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So a few googles and the explanation I found in several placed (and, at least on one site, purported to be an old Roman joke), is that the Nile's eye are covered because it's headwaters were unknown.
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:29 PM   #11473
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So a few googles and the explanation I found in several placed (and, at least on one site, purported to be an old Roman joke), is that the Nile's eye are covered because it's headwaters were unknown.

Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi - Fountain of the Four Rivers - Piazza Navona Series Oris Barber's Commentary: "This photo shows Bernini's figure depicting the Nile River, with face covered, and Borromini's church in background." According to legend, the figure representing the Nile has its face covered so that it cannot see the fašade of the church of Sant' Agnese, designed by Bernini's rival, Francesco Borromini. And the figure representing the River Plate is raising its hand, as if to stop the church from falling down. In fact neither is true as the church was begun a year after the fountain was completed. The true explanation is this: The Nile's face is covered and the River Plate's hand is raised to shield its eyes because the sources of both rivers were unknown at the time.
So Basically they had not found the source of the Nile
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:47 PM   #11474
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What and where?
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:13 PM   #11475
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What a lovely picture, okay i'm on the case..
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:34 PM   #11476
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new here! but I THINK, that's cape town South Africa? specifically table mountain?
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:53 PM   #11477
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What and where?
I think it's the sunseting over Table Mountain SA
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new here! but I THINK, that's cape town South Africa? specifically table mountain?
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:08 AM   #11479
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where?

Where is this? :-)
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:31 AM   #11480
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Rothenburg Bavaria?
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