Brewer Fountain – Boston Common

8/30/2010:

Brewer Fountain, standing near the corner of Park and Tremont Streets, by Park Street Station. The 22-foot tall 15,000 pound bronze fountain, cast in Paris, was a gift to the city by Gardner Brewer; it began to function for the first time on June 3, 1868. It is the only known surviving copy of the original, featured at the 1855 Paris World Fair, designed by French artist Liénard. The fountain is decorated with the figures of Neptune, Amphitrite (Neptune’s wife), and Acis and Galatea, a couple from Greek mythology.

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2 responses

  1. That’s just such a great shot Todd, well done. Jim

    August 30, 2010 at 8:45 pm

  2. Todd, this is great!!!

    September 2, 2010 at 8:31 am

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