Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Fontana del melograno

The "Pomegranate Fountain" (in wrought iron) placed inside Borgo Medievale at the Valentino park (copied from the original that it's inside the Issogne Castle by Aosta). To be honest leaves are from oak tree while fruits are from pomegranate indeed. This because "pomegranate" recall family values and "oak" force values. The both made virtue of Challant family that owned the Issogne Castle.

La Fontana del Melograno (in ferro battuto) è situata all'interno del Borgo Medievale in seno al parco del Valentino ed è copiata dall'originale che si trova all'interno del Castello di Issogne (in Val d'Aosta). Ad essere onesti le foglie son quelle dell'albro della quercia mentre i frutti sono di melograno. Ciò perché il "melograno" richiama a valori di famiglia e la "quercia" a valori di forza. Entrambi, in sintesi, mostravano essere la virtù della famiglia Challant proprietaria originale del Castello di Issogne.
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7 comments:

Kate said...

Unusual, but I like it!

Seda said...

Strange fountain but interesting though.
Seda
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Kuanyin said...

I like it too...it has a medieval quality which is appealing!

Zsolt said...

I like that wall behind. The motives on its top are very Italian to me:)

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like your photograph today and also your narrative.

I got to fly last night. I mean I just dove in and flew. You can find out how on my blog post today.

Oya said...

The tree looks so lonely and sad :(

Ming_the_Merciless said...

I really like the concept of an iron tree. But I would think it can be dangerous because the little edges can be very sharp.