Pope Paul V Fountain, a.k.a. the Dolphin Fountain - Floriana, Malta
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 35° 53.627 E 014° 30.336
33S E 455381 N 3972280
Quick Description: Pope Paul V Fountain, a.k.a. the Dolphin Fountain, is located in the center strip about the geographic center of the of The Mall in Floriana, Malta.
Location: Malta
Date Posted: 2/3/2017 4:45:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMV0KV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 10

Long Description:
The Pope Paul V Fountain, , a.k.a. the Dolphin Fountain, was built in the early 17th century. It is located on an underground portion of the Wignacourt Aqueduct which was completed in in 1615. The Pope Paul V Fountain was dedicated the reigning Pope Paul V, who was pontiff from 1605 to 1621 and whose heraldic symbols were eagles and dragons.

The fountain contains an arch with an eagle perched an top center flanked by a pair of urns on top of each column. In the center are a pair of intertwined dolphins with their tails, pointing up, supporting an urn. Below is a scalloped basin. Water enters the basin and overflows into a larger semi-circular basin below. At the very bottom, presently covered with black algae, are small gargoyle-like figures representing dragons.
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