Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Episode 41: Bernini and Borromini- The Rivalry That Built Rome

Julia and Jo talk about Bernini and Borromini and their great rivalry that helped create the Rome we know today. It all started when Bernini was chosen to take over the work on the Palazzo Barberini after Borromini's uncle, Maderno, died. It was an instant rivalry that followed the two men through out their carriers. In the end they helped each other fall from grace, temporarily ending Bernini's career and possibly leading Borromini to an untimely death. This is the stuff that great soap operas are made from!

Can't we all just get along?

Palazzo Barberini

Fa├žade of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane

Dome of the San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane

St Peter's Baldacchino

St Peter's including St Peter's Square

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