Fontaine de la Porte Doree, Paris

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  • I must admit that staying nearby I no longer pay attention to this fountain, but I see so many people being photographed in front of it, that my gaze has landed on it again and it is true that it has "class" our fountain of the Gate Golden.
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  • As soon as you are at Porte dorée you will see this very large fountain system, actually 70 meters long distributed on a number of basins, and where a figure thrones at the end. This figure, made in bronze and gold plated from 1931, was in fact intended for the colonial exhibition in the mansion diagonously behind, where it stood on a peristyle at the main entrance. The inscription was slightly ambiguous: France supports peace and the development of the colonies-so mother France is still no. 1. Then, in 1935, it was moved to the current location after the execution of the road shifts and the fountain and put on a clumsy stone foundation. Immediately, the figure depicts the Greek goddess Athene with swords in his hand but the garment reveals a Gallic person, and thus hardly can be anything other than the symbol of mother France. Seen from the road and the long vue up to the figure, it is actually pretty impressive.
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