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Ancona

Ancona
The Càlamo fountain, known as the fountain of 13 sinks, a Renaissance fountain in Ancona.
In ancient times, in Greek times, there was already a fountain here, it was integrated into the city walls in the Middle Ages.

It was demolished in 1503 and rebuilt between 1559 and 1560.

It consists of thirteen fields, with just as many masks spitting water, hence the name, thirteen sinks is derived. The masks, 12 of which are made of bronze, the 13 of which are carved from stone in the middle, show satyrs and faunas.

An old tradition tells that the traveller who wants to return to the city should drink the water that flows from the well.

Yuri Solncev, Colette NoËl, Rob McMonigal, ColRam and 33 other people have particularly liked this photo


12 comments - The latest ones
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
très joli ce trio !!
2 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful architectural details.
2 years ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Great details, Jaap is right !
2 years ago.
 J.Garcia
J.Garcia club
Very beautiful detail!
2 years ago.
 Pano ☼ Rapi ♫✯♫
Pano ☼ Rapi ♫✯♫ club
Nicht von Grohe :)
2 years ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Gorgeous fountains, Aschi **********************
2 years ago.
 Mecklenburg-Foto
Mecklenburg-Foto club
Oh je, diese Pinkelbecken sehen aber verkeimt aus! :-)))
2 years ago.
 Stormlizard
Stormlizard club
Beautiful old fountain.
2 years ago.
 Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard club
Belle fontaine , beau cadrage !
2 years ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
With this closer view of the fountains, it looks as if those faces have a cigar in their mouths!!!!! LOL
2 years ago.
 Zulma
Zulma club
Beautiful!!
2 years ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
very nice picture of this beautiful fountain
2 years ago.

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