Before we left I took another look at the piazza below and looked back up at the horse then decided to sit for awhile behind the marble gate.
With my Panasonic Lumix telephoto lens I took the winged lion standing on his book straight across me. I wondered how many millions of people he had seen from his tall perch. I could have sat there for many hours savoring this enchanting place and enjoying the sweeping panorama. So I just sat there for a while longer reveling in this warm atmosphere.