La Fontaine Place d’Albertas

Within Aix-en-Province, in the south of France, there’s a beautiful fountain rested in a square where many photographers like to capture pictures. Watching as the shade of light unveils the squares beauty, I personally witnessed the magic of this historical place. Flirting pigeons playing with my eyes and the light sprinkling water tickling my ear drums. I was captivated and snapped at least 20 photos!

Worn by the years of time, La Fontaine Place d’Albertas will capture your lens and take you back in time when fountains were built primarily for functionality like dispensing drinking water. Fountains were also erected for decoration and built in dedication to artists and builders of a their communities. La Fontaine Place d’Albertas, built in 1912 by engineers from the local industrial art and design school, the Ecole des Arts et Métiers d’Aix-en-Provence, the fountain is made of cast iron and is dedicated to Jean-Baptiste d’Albertas; he built one of the town’s nearby gardens; Jardin d’Albertas.

Here is how I envisioned this place…through bits of gray, black & white…

La Fontaine Place d'Albertas

La Fontaine Place d'Albertas

La Fontaine Place d'Albertas

La Fontaine Place d'Albertas

La Fontaine Place d'Albertas

La Fontaine Place d'Albertas

La Fontaine Place d'Albertas

La Fontaine Place d'Albertas

La Fontaine Place d'Albertas