Thursday, January 12, 2017

Fountain: Princess Grace Rose Garden Fountain - Fontvieille, Monaco

Princess Grace Rose Garden Fountain

N 43° 43.641 E 007° 25.155

Short Description: 

Princess Grace Rose Garden Fountain is located at the northeast corner of the Rose Garden created to honor the late Princess Grace Patricia (Kelly) of Monaco. Entrance is off the Avenue des Papalins on the Fontvieille section of Monaco.

Long Description:

The Rose Garden first opened on June 18, 1984. It was commissioned by Prince Rainier III to create a place in memory of his wife Princess Grace, who tragically died after an automobile accident.

The fountain is in the center of a circular rose garden and is surrounded by walkways. A 25' diameter 3' high circular basin is constructed of horizontally laid stones. A 15' high, teal colored, iron column rises from the center of the fountain. The lower part of the column is decorated with a pair of winged cherubs who are holding up a vase on top of which is a large basin. Above the basin is a short column. Water pours forth from the mouths of faces sculpted around this column. At the top is a smaller basin topped with a finial which emits a small stream of water.

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