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Domenico Fontana - Obelisco del Vaticano

Domenico Fontana - Obelisco del Vaticano

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02_Alexandria - Cleopatra's Needle | usbpanasonic | Flickr

02_Alexandria - Cleopatra's Needle | usbpanasonic | Flickr

Another of 'Cleopatras Needles' (New York, Paris and London) This one is along the Embankment in London.    A bit of a sad effort really. Didn't help that this is the only Obelisk I've taken a picture of that wasn't in sunshine (The Sun God Ra doesn't come to Blighty often) hence the dodgy photoshop replacement sky to try to cheer it up.

Another of 'Cleopatras Needles' (New York, Paris and London) This one is along the Embankment in London.

Obelisco en la Plaza de la Concordia en París

Obelisk at Place de la Concordia, París

The Obelisk at the Piazza Paolo Emilio Papiniano in Benevento, Italy (near Naples) Not a very spectacular looking Obelisk, in fact it's been broken into five pieces and stuck back together again. It's in a tiny Piazza, so small that it didn't really need an Obelisk as a focal point, but got one anyway.

The Obelisk at the Piazza Paolo Emilio Papiniano in Benevento, Italy (near Naples) Not a very spectacular looking Obelisk, in fact it's been broken into five pieces and stuck back together again. It's in a tiny Piazza, so small that it didn't really need an Obelisk as a focal point, but got one anyway.

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The epic choreography of moving the Vatican obelisk, as illustrated by Natale Bonifacio for Domenico Fontana's 1590 manuscript Della Trasp.

Linda Hall Library Domenico Fontana – Scientist of the Day  Domenica Fontana, an Italian engineer, died June 28, 1607, at about age 64.

Linda Hall Library Domenico Fontana – Scientist of the Day Domenica Fontana, an Italian engineer, died June at about age

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