La Place de l’Hôtel de Ville is the centre of beauty and history in elegant Aix-en-Provence, France.
This Provençal town, whose name in Latin means “water”, is flanked by many architectural wonders built around the mid-1600s and is especially very proud of its nearly 40 fountains that one can find all over town.
Built in 1756, the Fontaine de l’Hôtel de Ville (click on photo to enlarge) is located in front the Town Hall whilst also being surrounded by landmarks such as the Clock Tower.
This architectural beauty, conceived by Esprit Brun and Jean-Pancrace Chastel who sculped the mascarons that decorate the fountain, features a Roman column which marked the very centre of the city from where all other arrondissements were subsequently planned.
Focal Journey (by Gustavo Espinola)