Weekly Photo Challenge – Community

This week challenges us to show community.  I thought I would show the effects of what a community can do.  Specifically the tourist community at Trevi Fountain.  On occasion the fountain is drained and workers come in to clean out all the coinage that is thrown in.

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It is estimated that about 3,000 Euros a day in coins are tossed into the fountain.  The legend is that if one tosses in a coin then the person is assured of returning to Rome.  Yes, Poncho and I tossed in coins.

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Now at first glance it might appear that they ladies in the picture are pilfering the bags of coins.  In actuality, they are sealing and tagging the bags to assure there is no pilfering before the coins are sent to be counted.

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After the cleaning, the fountain is filled again and the tourists, including myself, return.

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To see other contributions to this week’s challenge, check out the Daily Post.

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15 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge – Community

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  3. Love seeing the fountain with no water.

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  6. Cris says:

    So, where do all the coins go? They must end up on someone’s desk or table somewhere. Do they go for good causes or for the maintenance of the fountain or grounds? I’ve always wondered that since watching the film, “Three Coins in the Fountain.” (At least whenever I thought about it.)

    And for a different sort of community, here is my entry for this week’s challenge: Community (and Sub-communities)
    http://fstopfantasy.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/weekly-photo-challenge-community-and-sub-community/ 🙂

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  9. Shannon says:

    This is great! I didn’t realize how large it was until I saw the guy in it.

  10. ledrakenoir says:

    Impressive – without water too… 🙂

    • I’m glad you liked it. There were some very angry clouds that morning, but this particular photo had the thunderhead all white and fluffy while all around were the heavy grey clouds. Thank you for your kind words. 🙂

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