3682 – Place des Quatre Dauphins

In France the heir apparent was traditionally called the Dauphin, which means dolfin. I guess that’s why we see so many of those animals on fountains, even if they don’t look like dolfins at all 🙂

We had them on the Rotonde, and here we have four of them on a small fountain in the center of Place des Quatre Dauphins, a tiny roundabout lined by sycamore trees.

From the height of the first floor of a house on the southern side a madonna with child quietly watches over the place. On the other side, on the road towards west, an impressive building displays a stately array of windows.

Aix-en-Provence is an old town, an important town, and wherever you look, you see it.