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IMPRESSIONISM AT TREVI
The Trevi Fountain is the largest and one of Rome's most famous fountains.
It is customary to throw a coin with the right hand over the left shoulder, turning one's back to the fountain, before leaving the "eternal city", a superstition claiming that one is then sure to return to Rome in order to recover the coin.
This money attracted the envy of the children in the neighborhood who lifted the coins with a magnet attached to the end of a string, or of people who made a livelihood out of that practice.
In recent years, this has been prohibited, and the coins of the fountain are now vacuum-collected by the authorities and donated to the charity CARITAS, for an amount of 1 million euros per year! (2000 euros per day for a weight of 500 kg!)

I was attracted by the innumerable coins at the bottom of the fountain, and this is the result I got when I tried to make a zoom on them.
I thought it was good to post a photo of the 揕ucky Fountain of Rome on my 12th anniversary.
Hoping that it brings luck to every member of TE :-)

WS2 The money is well guarded :-)
WS1 A view of the central details of the fountain+ explanation

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