Monday, March 2, 2009

Fontaine Moussue


This is where Jean Louis grew up - Salon de Provence, France. We love having a coffee at le café while sitting and watching the passersby.

A popular attraction in Salon is the Fontaine Moussue, on the Place Crousillat. This 18th-century fountain is covered by a thick mound of moss. Some say the moss is dying due to global warming. The fountain is surrounded by plane trees planted over the centuries: one was planted in 1799 to mark the end of the Revolution and another was planted in 1919 to mark the end of the Great War.

2 comments:

Titania said...

This is very interesting a fountain covered by moss. Moss is a plant and it might just die off and rejuvenate again. I have seen that in my garden. Vive la France!

Barb said...

take me please,the perfect spot to have a cup of coffee and me to spill all my little secrets to you(LOL), It's a beautiful spot I can't wait to visit France....Barb