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Gaia means 'joyful,' an appropriate name for the fountain built in 1343 to celebrate the arrival of water in the Piazza del Campo in Siena the year before. The fountain you see today isn’t the original, unfortunately: It was replaced in 1419, and then that version was copied in the mid-1800s. Sculptures from the 1419 version, carved by Jacopo della Quercia, are now kept in the Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala across from the duomo; it’s worth a visit to see those.

Pigeon drinking from Gaia Fountain, Siena, Italy (© Arco Images GmbH/Alamy)

Italy, Toscana, Grosseto province, Pitigliano, Fountain and pigeons flying in background

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Arab man with his horse. Not an Arab fan but love the historic look of this. Really captures the culture.

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Duomo di Siena

Il Duomo di Siena apre la Porta del cielo, fino a ottobre

Il Palio Parade, Siena

Il Palio Parade, Siena

Crossing the Street with Romulus and Remus, Siena, Italy

Crossing the Street with Remus, Via Bianchi di Sopra, Siena, Italy by Dmitry Shakin, . I have the same photo from my trip

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Versailles Fountain

Versailles Palace outside of Paris. Two highlights are the Neptune Fountain, with the king of the ocean surrounded by sea dragons and cupids, and the Apollo Fountain, showing the Greek god rising from the water in his chariot pulled by four horses.