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38 Ross Fountain in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland

There are several statues and monuments in the Princes Street Gardens. The most beautiful is the golden Ross Fountain. It was sculpted by Jean-Baptiste Klagmann near Paris, France for London’s 1862 International Exhibition. The cast-iron work of art was then purchased by Edinburgh resident Daniel Ross who gifted it to the city. Because of the naked female forms – allegories for poetry, industry, art and science – it took ten years of heated debate before installing the fountain.

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Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, UK

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