Well, the title says it all. It’s a pink Wallace Fountain.
It is located on rue Jean Anouilh, between the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and Rue Neuve Tolbiac in the 13th Arrondissement of Paris.
Why is it pink and not dark green?
Well, when it was installed as well as a few other ones in the 13th Arrondissement, the arrondissement’s mayor wanted them to represent Paris’s traditions, but also a more contemporary Paris, just like this neighborhood. Hence the colors. This one is pink, but there are also red, orange, and yellow ones in the area.
(disclaimer: this picture is from the archives and quite old, I’m not sure if it’s still pink)
Ah, I know this one, passed by it many times. It’s in the 13th between the Bn and the metro. I don’t know anything about it though — interested to hear what you know.
Yep this is the one.
I guess it’s time for me to edit the message with more information.
BTW, glad to see you around here Kate.
I’ll have to keep an eye out for the other colored ones in the area. I love this one – it’s a nice burst of color on that little path between buildings. I’ve been catching some of your posts via FB links, but now I’ve added the blog to Google Reader, so I’ll be able to follow easier.
I found this, that may help you finding the other ones:
Very striking. I think it’s a great idea to paint statues nice bright colours. As you say, it’s nice and modern and much more cheerful than drab grey ones!
Sorry, the “normal” ones are dark green, not dark gray (typo from my part, fixed).
While I find it fun to have some colored ones like this, I think the colors are a little too flashy though.
However, they work in the neighborhoods were they are because they’re brand new neighborhoods, but it would be a different story in historical Paris… Or maybe not…
We found one of the original dark green ones. I’ve blogged about it here https://www.bloginfrance.com/ and given you a mention!
Thanks for the mention Steph.
Let me check this out. 🙂