- Wallace's Fountains are basically water fountains, which can be found all around Paris. The fountains are special because of their structure—small cast-iron. The designs of the fountains are intricate and beautiful with a lot of attention to detail. The dark black sculptures are striking and one of the most important features associated with the city of Paris. They are named after Richard Wallace, who financed the construction of these sculptures. The reason for this philanthropy is that, after the siege in Paris, water prices shot up and the lower classes were adversely affected. In order to curb the rise of alcoholism, Wallace came up with this unique idea to serve the community and add to the scenic beauty of Paris. His efforts have been one of the most remembered and appreciated of all time.
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