Exceptional photo taken at the beginning of Via dei Due Macelli, the gaze first meets the Column of the Immaculate Conception in Piazza Mignanelli and further away the obelisk in Piazza del Popolo , on the road carts and carriages seem to move slowly. Another world!

Via dei Due Macelli

The Column of the Immaculate Conception is a monument in Rome, located in Piazza Mignanelli (part of Piazza di Spagna) and next to the Propaganda Fide building, designed by the architect Luigi Poletti. The column was financed by Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, as a symbolic act that closed the long crisis due to the interruption of the old Chinea tradition.
The column is dedicated to the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, established for the Catholic Church in 1854 by Pope Pius IX, and was erected in the area in front of the building of the Spanish Embassy to the Holy See, because Spain had been the country that most he had worked for the definition of dogma[1]. The structure consists of a marble base, on which rests an 11.81 meter high cipollino marble column, which in turn supports a bronze statue depicting the Madonna.