31 January 2007

The German Fountain

Chile has a very important German colony (German descendants), that date from the middle of the XIXth century, specially south from Santiago in the Xth region.
This monument is the German Fountain, donated by the German colony for Chile's independence centenary (1918). It represents a ship, coming out from the Andes Mountain Range and a condor (one of the animals in the Chilean coat of arms) opening its wings.
Please note the sign that says "Don't drink or bathe, polluted waters"...


Blogger photowannabe said...

I didn't know about the German decendents. Very interesting.
No thank you I'm not thirsty...

2/01/2007 2:35 AM  
Blogger Olivier said...

elle est tres belle cette fontaine, et l'histoire est interessante

it is very beautiful this fountain, and the history is interesting

2/01/2007 4:34 AM  

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