Friday, August 24, 2012

Statues Anciennes - Place de la Concorde

One of the naiads, or water nymphs, who presides over the fountain at the Place de la Concorde. Built during the time of Louis Philippe (1830-1848), they were designed by German architect Jacques-Ignace Hittorff.

I love the contrast between the dark bronze of their bodies and the bright, shiny gold of the fish and their adornments. 

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