You happen to be in the area with a few minutes to spare… Borromini’s San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane calls! Again. Yes, you’ve been a multitude of times, but it never ceases to amaze, no matter how often you see it.
What is it? Of course, technically it’s a church. But ask anyone what struck them and they’ll likely mention the ceiling, an architectural marvel that continues to be studied by architects worldwide to this day.
Out of curiosity it was interesting to look at the many photos of it online. Each photo portrays it differently, yet everyone is obviously enthralled by it. Perhaps the reason that it amazes so much is because in this case Borromini didn’t design a church, or a ceiling. Rather, it’s almost feels as if he has sculpted space.