Wallace fountain, Barcelona

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  • This fountain in Barcelona is an example of a Wallace Fountain, a concept that originated in Paris when safe drinking water was scare. The scarcity meant that the poor were disproportionately affect.....  more »
  • This is a beautiful fountain with a classical look. It provides drinking water. Its origins go back to the late 19th century. Worth a look.  more »
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  • Saw these four cast-iron women holding egg dome over their heads while walking along the Ramblas. Wallace Fountain here is the second fountain, which has been preserved of the twelve, donated to the city of Barcelona, an English Baronet and Richard Wallace. This is a public fountain with drinking water, another is located on the Paseo de Gracia. It developed the famous architect Charles-Auguste Lebur. In 1870 Richard received an inheritance and first hundred fountains blessed favorite Paris, and in the year 1888 and Barcelona. Such an eccentric collector and Maecenas. Cute
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