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Saturday, May 28, 2016
17C Euro Gardens - Enghien - Grotto Fountain
Romeyn de Hooghe (Dutch artist, 1645-1708) The Grotto Fountain at the Renaissance gardens at Enghien near Hainault. With this grotto fountain, the garden architect tried to invoke an imaginary, yet natural, world of stones, shells, & water. Grottos were an attempt to imitate nature & were linked with classical ideas about the natural world, art, & love.