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Drron goes viral.

rginoz

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Thanks for that, I hunted under the foundry name, artist name etc but for some reason could not locate them. I have now found the one in Troyes by looking 'down' on Google Earth and looking at the various likely candidates. This one is Place Jean Moulin, up he road from the railway station.

My mission for the next few days is to find the others by using Google Earth.

Edit: Now also found the one in Angers - in Le Jardin du Mail.

Plus in Salvador de Bahia on Largo Terreiro de Jesus
Hello OZDUCK. I was in Troyes in 2011, and had a vague recollection of visiting the Place Jean Moulin - there is a McDonalds close by. I searched through my photos, and sure enough, there was the fountain. DSC01586.JPG
It was looking a bit sad then, surrounded by temporary fencing, but it looks a little more presentable now, albeit sitting in the centre of a traffic roundabout. I've not seen any of the other copies of the fountain, although I guess I saw the one in Launceston many years ago.
 

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So @rginoz what were you taking a photo of - the fountain or the Maccas ?? ;)
I can not tell a lie, mrs.dr.ron. The Maccas. But all I had there was a coffee and some macarons. I'd had a rather awful food experience the night before at a local restaurant, with an Andouillete Pizza - the local Troyes speciality. The taste was revolting. The word 'faeces' comes to mind. The joys of travel!
 

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I can not tell a lie, mrs.dr.ron. The Maccas. But all I had there was a coffee and some macarons. I'd had a rather awful food experience the night before at a local restaurant, with an Andouillete Pizza - the local Troyes speciality. The taste was revolting. The word 'faeces' comes to mind. The joys of travel!
Andouillete!!” Lucky you survived!

“You don't frighten us, English pig-dogs! Go and boil your bottoms, son of a
silly person! Ah blow my nose at you, And feed you Andouillette! You and
all your silly English Knnnnnnnn-ighuts!!!”

i unfortunately ordered one at a Relais Routier cafe In rural France in 1979 and can still smell and taste it!

 
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I hope Drron doesn't mind me usurping his TR for a quick post about my 'fountain' search which is now complete. I couldn't find 2 of these - Buenos Aires and Valencia - by looking 'down' on Google maps/Google Earth and using the Mk1 eyeball to look for round objects in parks and roundabouts.

I give myself a pass on the Buenos Aires one as it as been basically destroyed by being moved and broken up - " Other sections of the fountain were spread throughout the city, but mistakes were made when they were reassembled resulting in differences from the original composition. " A city of fountains. Los Angelitos, the Little Angels

The Valencia one I just couldn't find by 'eye' from above. It was made harder by there being very few "SteetView" points available in Valencia's parks so I searched for all the cities fountains instead.

The exact locations are as below :-

Salvador de Bahia, Brazil - Largo Terreiro de Jesus

Buenos Aires, Argentina - destroyed

Mendoza, Argentina - Fuente de Los Continentes Parque General San Martin

Angers, France - Fontaine du Mail Le Jardin du Mail

Geneva, Switzerland - Fountain des Quatre Saisons Jardin Anglais on the lakefront near the Hotel Metropole

Troyes, France - roundabout on Place Jean Moulin

Boston, USA - Brewer Fountain Boston Common

Valencia, Spain- on a roundabout - Font de les 4 Estacions Font de l'Afició Granota - Carrer del General Elio

Tacna, Peru - Plaz De Tacma - near the Cathedral

Soulac sur mer, France - a bit sad looking on a roundabout in the Place Georges Clemenceau
 

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