Wednesday, 25 July 2018

LES TROTTOIRS DE PARIS: #3 UNE FONTAINE WALLACE



Wallace fountains are found throughout Paris providing potable water for thirsty pedestrians.

The original 50 fountains were donated to Paris by Sir Richard Wallace after the Franco-Prussian War.

The number of fountains has subsequently doubled to more than 100.

The four female figures (caryatids) supporting the ornate cupola represent Kindness, Simplicity, Charity and Sobriety!

OJ

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