Trocadero Gardens

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 will have to polish off your French in order to understand the commentary, although it is not necessary because the video is enjoyable without.


Water Canons

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 12th 2013

8 Responses to “Trocadero – Fountains”

  1. rusty duck says:

    Oh, magnificent. The first time we were in Paris the water canon were working, and we spent hours sitting in the sun watching the sequence and waiting for them.

    I’ve not seen them working since.

  2. Claude says:

    C’est formidable!

  3. CrashRyan says:

    are those water canons or missiles ?

  4. Ayush says:

    nice shots. refreshed my memories. i didnt see the water cannons though