Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Villa d'Este: The Gardens

The gardens, however, are the main attraction, very compact, terraced down the steep hill, with numerous water features.
Nice initial fountain


Several hundred feet of another terrace

The organ fountain; the organ powered originally by water;
as in ancient times

Looking westerly toward Rome

Impressive garden scenery

Roses everywhere

Looking back from the belvedere

Dead wood/live wood

An Artemis fountain

The dragon fountain

And, of course, the founding of Rome fountain

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