They shares our streets for more than a century, in almost every Parisian crosses ballad, the small fountains often called » green fountains » are discrete, but are an integral part of our cultural heritage !
The creator , Sir Richard Wallace, gave his name to the first Wallace fountain, installed and put into water in August 1872 on the Boulevard de la Villette. Since then, 99 other Wallace fountains were added to the landscape of the capital.
About the design
Wallace fountains are green, made of cast iron.
The four women that are visible on the creation of caryatids representing goodness, simplicity , charity and simplicity . They are all different , either by the position of their knees and their feet, by the way is their tunic tied at the waist .
How to recognize them?
Sobriety and simplicity have their eyes closed ; Kindness and Charity have opened them. They also represent the 4 seasons: Simplicity symbolizes spring, summer Charity , Sobriety autumn and winter Goodness .
Want to see for yourself ?
Simply refer to the Wallace Fountains map on the site of the water fo Paris on this link.
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