Fontaine des Quatre Parties du Monde, Paris

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  • The "Four parts of the world" fountain which in some tour guides is also called the "Observatory fountain" because of its location at the entrance of the "Garden of the Great Explorers". This fountain...  more »
  • This is the title work of the Luxembourg garden. The object you meet first if you go from Montparnasse to the historic center. The Fountain of the Four Parts of the World, or the Observatory, or the Carpo Fountain. This bronze fountain, designed by Gabriel David, was built between 1867 and 1875 and brought together the successes of several artists. Jean-Baptiste Carpo created the central sculpture, the full name of which is "Four Parts of the World." Four bronze women support the globe. They represent Africa, America, Asia and Europe. Where Australia and Antarctica have gone is unclear. But that's how artists saw it. The fountain is magnificent. The heads of horses look especially beautiful in the enchanting explosion of water sprays.
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