Fountain, place st-sulpice, paris
       
     
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Fountain, place st-sulpice, paris
       
     
Fountain, place st-sulpice, paris

As part of a restoration campaign on the fountain in the square in front of the prominent St-Sulpice church in Paris (made famous as a location in Dan Brown’s the Da Vinci Code), I made several indent repairs to missing or damaged elements. The stone, chosen to withstand the constant flowing of water from the fountain, was Pierre de Souppes, a glassy-hard and extremely brittle limestone, which required a great deal of skill to work successfully. These pictures show my repair to the crest of the city of Paris, a ship topped with a fortress. The fortress and the scroll on which it sits are my replacement in new stone.

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