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MASSARELOS FOUNTAIN | Old Portuguese Stuff


Fountain in Massarelos, Porto

Fountain in Massarelos, Porto

A great monumental composition, with four square columns holding a giant ball, surmounted by an urn. The detailing is crude, but the overall effect reminds us vaguely of Étienne-Louis Boullée, who had died only a few years before this was built.

Chafariz de Massarelos (built 1805), Cais das Pedras, Porto


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