Thursday, April 9, 2009

History's fountain

Master's Valentim Fountain / Fonte do Mestre Valentim

The Master's Valentim Fountain (Fonte do Mestre Valentim), build in 1779, formerly was staying to the bank sea. It maintained the original characteristics, including the stair that was keeping half of his steps submerged in the Guanabara Bay. It was the principal port used by the governors of the colony and latterly for the imperial family.

A Fonte do Mestre Valentim, construída em 1779, originalmente estava à beira-mar. Hoje, mantém suas características, incluindo a escada que ficava parcialmente submersa na baía de Guanabara. Era o principal porto usado pelos governadores da colônia e mais tarde pela Família Real.


  1. It is beautiful and so unique! Great photos!

  2. I was wondering how this structure could be a fountain, but I guess it's a matter of word usage. It has a very royal history, and I love your second photo of it against the very modern glass skyscraper.

  3. Hilda,

    it has three sources in the external side of the structure. They had been off due the consuming of the old rock.


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