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Rue Espariat, Aix-en-Provence - Place des Augustins - Fontaine des Augustins

This is the road you might walk up if heading for an evening meal in Aix-en-Provence - Rue Espariat.

 

Various buildings with shutters.

 

This area is Place des Augustins.

 

The fountain in Place des Augustins, with a column and star.

 

It is the Fontaine des Augustins.

 

This fountain was built in 1620. Two centuries later, in 1820, it was rebuilt entirely. It was then that decorates a Roman column from the palace Count on the location of the current courthouse. The foundation of the fountain is stone cold Peynier, and all had been designed by an architect Mr. Beisson Aachen. Versuri its long, that is to say water was flowing from the basin, were used to fill the pond to feed the station the train in the Alps in the days of steam locomotives.

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Taken on May 23, 2011