Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pic of the Day: Morning Dip in La Rotunda Fountain

There is a beautiful fountain at the main Rotunda in Aix. Among its adorations are lions, angels, dolphins, and an occasional early morning swimmer!

The Skinny in Brief...

"Its construction in 1860 marks a turning point; not only are its dimensions exceptional for this city but it is also the first to have a fonted basin. Three statues: Justice, Agriculture and Fine Arts adorn the fountain and recall the main activities of this town. In effect the fountain was a symbolic mark of the entry to the modern town, without rampart nor gate, open to the world. Aix has grown now and today the "great Fountain" is at the centre of the town."

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