Sculptures and water jets in the fontaine des Mers, place de la Concorde

Lisa Constantino wrote: “The darkest days of the French Revolution saw the moats encircling place Louis XV run red with the blood of those executed under the guillotine. The revolution passed before the square was renamed place de la Concorde and architect Jacques-Ignace Hittorff began his redesign of Paris’ largest plaza in 1835. Hittorff resurrected a century-old plan for twin cast-iron fountains and placed on either side of the square’s Ramses II obelisk.” This photograph was printed in black and white in the January/February 2004 issue of Travel+Life magazine, you may see it in color here.