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Fountain Series: Urban (3) – San Luis Potosí

A fountain in San Luis Potosí, Mexico

A fountain in San Luis Potosí, Mexico

This wonderfully burbly fountain is from a city in Mexico called San Luis Potosí. According to Wikipedia, “The city is named after Louis IX of France (also known in Mexico as San Luis Rey de Francia; Saint Louis, King of France), who is the city’s patron saint. Potosí was added in reference to the fabulously rich mines of Potosí, Bolivia, discovered some forty years before the city was founded, as the exploitation of silver and gold mines in Cerro de San Pedro near San Luis was the main reason for the founding of the city in 1592.” As you can see from the buildings behind the fountain, the city centre has a rich colonial heritage.

April’s Fountain Photo Challenge theme is Urban — fountains in a city or town setting.


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6 thoughts on “Fountain Series: Urban (3) – San Luis Potosí

  1. another beautiful fountain with a fascinating story – it looks like a prosperous and intriguing place to visit – thanks for sharing! Similar to Jude’s – another fountain to play kid and get wet in :)! Happy weekend Poli

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