some emergent markets

a little water? by jhuang
June 18, 2010, 12:11 pm
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As seen in an earlier post on Piazza Farnese, it needs some help.  We would love to see it lively with crowds like the nearby Campo de’ Fiori.  After a couple of weeks of emptiness, we were surprised to see the piazza occupied by an art festival the other day:

It came across as a fully occupied piazza at first glance, but in closer examination, we were disappointed to find only [sub-par] art with a light sprinkling of visitors.  We think it is because of the heat.  The piazza has so much potential, one of which could be water.  Water seems to attract people both for basic life necessities…

…and for live cobblestone renditions of “Blacktop”:

Could we bring relief by drawing water from the fountains?  Could we also take advantage of the ground modulation and begin rerouting various quantities of water to potential “wild” vegetated patches?


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