La Fountaine Des Mers

January 12, 2011

In Paris at the Place de la Concord on the south side of the square you will find “La Fountaine Des Mers” – also known as my favorite fountain in Paris.

Designed by Jacques-Ignace Hittorff in 1840 – La Fountaine des Mers which translates to “The Marine Fountain” pays tribute to the sea. “With figures representing the Atlantic and the Mediterranean; harvesting coral; harvesting fish; collecting shellfish; collecting pearls; and the geniuses of astronomy, navigation and commerce.”

Photo Credits: Just A Girl

Factual Quote Credits: Wikipedia

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