Thursday, 13 May 2010

La fontaine du parvis de la cathédrale




The fountain opposite Saint-Louis cathedral. It is visible on the left in this post.
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La fontaine qui se trouve sur le parvis de la cathédrale Saint-Louis est aussi visible à gauche sur ce billet.

22 comments:

Jacob said...

Is this merely for decoration or does it serve some purpose. And why such an ugly face? Do you know who or what that face is supposed to represent?

brattcat said...

Is it the light or does that fountain have blue eyes?

B SQUARED said...

The relief above it is incredible, as well.

T. Becque said...

Great fountain, it looks like it could scare away evil spirits.

But if you tried to eat dinner after 9 p.m. in the states, all the restaurants would be closing soon! :)
Just curious, if you don't eat until 9 or later, what time do you go to bed?

Small City Scenes said...

Old Blue Eyes himself, LOL. I would like a fountain face in my garden. MB

Catherine said...

"Laver les taches de l'ame" : Quel programme ! L'eau ne suffira peut être pas pour tout le monde !

VP said...

A beautiful classical fountain, with very strange eyes...

Malyss said...

"Une eau qui jaillit à la voix du pasteur"?..des yeux bleus..Hum, cette fontaine recèle des bizarreries bien attirantes à mes yeux!
Tu vas bien?(tu m'as souhaité un bon dimanche!..ça m'inquiète! :)

Woody said...

That's really interesting! Great details.

cieldequimper said...

@ Jacob: I haven't found any specific information. I don't think it's ugly! ;-)

@ Brattcat: I have been asking myself the same question but haven't had time to go back. Will do though. When I took the picture, I hadn't noticed how blue the eyes were.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

This fountain reminds me of the saying, "The devil is in the details!"

The word verification here is "sersed." If that were a French word, what would it mean? What would it look like if you photographed it? Just food for thought!

Jan
GDP

Jacob said...

My dear Ciel: I'm so glad you don't think that face is ugly 'cause that means you might think I was kinda cute! :-)

Diane AZ said...

He resembles a Satyr with the wild hair and goat-like ears. :D

Halcyon said...

More fountains! Glad this one is working, unlike VP's selection for today.

BaysideLife said...

The patina of those eyes are pretty eerie. Love the bas relief of the swans with their long curving necks.

Regina said...

Incredible.
Great captures.
Happy weekend.

Loree said...

Wow. That's an interesting fountain.

EG Wow said...

I always wonder about fountains spurting out of a mouth.What does it all mean? :)

Louis la Vache said...

This is just great, Ciel. «Louis» would like to visit this parvis and cathedral.

Allan Alexandre said...

Fontaine des belle amour; l'eau est là pour nous offrir cette fraicheur qui coule dans nos gorges.

tapirgal said...

That's an amazing face. I wonder if someone painted the eyes recently? I doubt it was meant to be that way - or was it?

JM said...

Love this fountain!