Archive for the tag 'Fountain'

12 Comments CherryPie on Apr 25th 2016

Previously referred to as the ’roundabout’, in 2012 the Roundel was restored and turned into a beautiful water feature.
The late 1890s and early 1900s saw the Roundel at its finest, but the 21st century saw this garden feature in need of restoration and rejuvenation. In early 2012, the 11th Duke of Malborough, with the generous [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jun 6th 2015

Undoubtedly the majestic Water Terraces on the west front are a major part of the 9th Duke’s outstanding legacy to the Palace. A remarkable 20th century achievement, they have been compared to  the Parterre d’Eau at Versailles. The Duke took his inspiration from Bernini whose river-gods fountain, now on the lower terrace, is a scale [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jun 3rd 2015

This is the south fountain on Place de la Concorde. More information about the fountain ind it’s northern counterpart can be found here.
More waterdrops can be found in the gallery.

2 Comments CherryPie on May 24th 2013

From Wiki:

The two fountains in the Place de la Concorde have been the most famous of the fountains built during the time of Louis-Philippe, and came to symbolize the fountains in Paris. They were designed by Jacques Ignace Hittorff, a student of the Neoclassical designer Charles Percier at the École des Beaux-Arts. The German-born Hittorff had served as the official [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 6th 2013

6 Comments CherryPie on Jan 15th 2013

The water canons that are part of the fountain display are easier to see in the second two photos.  They were not operating when we walked through the gardens.  Here is a lovely black and white video of the fountains, water canons and the underground pumps, dating back to around the 1960s (I think). You [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 12th 2013

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