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8.10.2013


On the final day of this year-long mermaid-a-day 365 project, I learned that mermaids are everywhere. I had to travel halfway around the world to find what was in my own backyard.
On November 10, 2012, I posted this photo of a mermaid Designed by Jacques-Ignace Hittorff

in the Fountain of River Commerce and Navigation in the Place de La Concorde, Paris France:
http://365mermaid.tumblr.com/post/35446060707/11-10-2012-there-are-two-fountains-designed-by
Today, my last post is an image of one of the “original mermaids” that was presented for sale after the fountain was renovated early in the 20th century. The one I posted on November 10, 2012, unbeknownst to me at the time, was merely a replica.
The original shown above can be found at:
Urban Archaeology
143 Franklin St New York, NY 10013
For more information:
http://www.urbanarchaeology.com/salvage/salvage/MermaidStatue.html

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