National Geographic : 1935 Dec
00 Photograph courtesy ENIT CAUGHT IN THE SUNLIGHT, THE SHOOTING FOUNTAIN STREAM GLEAMS LIKEAPILLAR OFFIRE Here in the Piazza dell' Esedra, three centuries after Horace died, Emperor Diocletian erected some of the mostluxurious baths ever built inRome. Condemned Christians toiled to construct them. More than 3,000 bathers could enjoy the waters at one time. Michelangelo converted theruins into achurch attherequest ofapriest who dreamed he saw angels among the halls. Part of the structure now houses a museum.