Photographer's Note

Situe place des Terreaux, au coeur de Lyon, cette fontaine orne d'un lion est l'oeuvre, l'instar de mon dernier post, du sculpteur alsacien Bartholdi.
Conue initialement pour la ville de Bordeaux, elle reprsentait alors la Garonne se jetant dans l'ocan, et ses quatre affluents. Revendue la ville de Lyon, elle devient allgorie de la Sane, et le Lion de ma photo y fut alors ajout.

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Located on Terreaux square, in Lyon's heart, this fountain is, like my last post, a masterpiece from alsatian sculptor Bartholdi.
Conceived initially for Bordeaux city, it represented the Garonne river throwing itself into ocean, and its four affluents. Resold to Lyon, it becomes an allegory of the Saone river, and Lyon of the picture was then added to it.

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