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La Fontaine du Maure. / The Fountain of the Moor.

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Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h (Valence d'Albigeois, France) on 19 October 2016 in Architecture and Portfolio.

La place Navone (Piazza Navona) construite sur les ruines d'un ancien stade du 1er siècle dont elle reprend la forme, est ornée de trois fontaines. Celle du centre, la plus grande, surmontée d'un obélisque, c'est la Fontaine des Quatre-Fleuves (le Nil, le Gange, le Danube et le Rio de la Plata). De part et d'autre on découvre la Fontaine de Neptune (1574) et la Fontaine du Maure (1576).

Piazza Navona built on the ruins of an ancient stadium from the 1st century which it takes shape, is decorated with three fountains. The central one, the largest, topped by an obelisk, is the Fountain of the Four Rivers (Nile, Ganges, Danube and the Rio de la Plata). From both sides we find the Fountain of Neptune (1574) and the Fountain of the Moor (1576).