Photo by Chris Card Fuller ©2007
The farther away one gets from the Senate building, the wilder the gardens grow. These plantings lead into the elongated section of the Luxembourg Gardens which eventually ends with the splashing finale of Carpeaux’s fountain of the World Continents. The frolicking muses are meant to represent Asia, Africa, Europe and the ‘New World’.
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Considered very risque in its day, the frolicking Continents have not lost the sparkle in their eye. However one of the admiring turtles, year after year, has not been able to do his 35 hour per week water-spitting job. Time for this turtle to think about retirement.