La fontaine du Lion - 1550 - Bischoffsheim, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 48° 29.216 E 007° 29.300
32U E 388303 N 5371526
Quick Description: [EN] This fountain is on the esplanade of the church, behind the column of the Virgin. [FR] Cette fontaine est sur l'esplanade de l'église, derrière la colonne de la Vierge.
Location: Alsace, France
Date Posted: 12/7/2017 10:17:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMX7B4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
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Long Description:

This fountain is on the esplanade of the church, behind the column of the Virgin, accessible by wide stairs from the Place Saint-Rémy

It is composed of a recent octagonal basin, a Renaissance sculpted column and a lion leaning on a shield with the arms of the Bishop Erasmus of Limburg.

This fountain has been strongly restored, only the barrel is original, 1550. Research was made to restore it in the state of old, including the sculptures of the basin, and the many fountains around helped the sculptor.

Sources : The Fountain

Cette fontaine est sur l'esplanade de l'église, derrière la colonne de la Vierge, accessible par de larges escaliers depuis la place Saint-Rémy.

Elle est composée d'un bassin octogonal récent, d'une colonne sculptée de style Renaissance et au dessus d'un lion appuyé sur un écu aux armes de l’Evêque Erasme de Limbourg.

Cette fontaine a été fortement restaurée, seul le fût est d'origine, 1550. Des recherches ont été faites pour la restaurer en l'état d'autrefois, notamment les sculptures du bassin, et les nombreuses fontaines des alentours ont aidé le sculpteur.

Sources : La Fontaine

Year built or dedicated as indicated on the structure or plaque: 1550

Full Inscription (unless noted above):
1550


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