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„Place de la Concorde, Paris“

from the gallery of Louise Heusinkveld

Place de la Concorde, Paris. The obelisk was given to France by the Egptian government in the 19th century. The fountain, one of two on the square, was designed by Jacques-Ignace Hittorff, and depicts the seas, with figures representing the Atlantic and the Mediterranean; harvesting coral; harvesting fish; collecting shellfish; collecting pearls; and the geniuses of astronomy, navigation and commerce.

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