Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Green Man

This Green Man fountainhead lives in the courtyard of the Theosophical Society in Paris, next door
to the famous Art Nouveau building designed by Jules Lavirotte at 29 avenue Rapp.
          While we're on the subject of longing for spring, I dredged up this photo of a Green Man fountainhead from a Paris courtyard. It's rare to see Green Men in the city; they're woodland deities, associated with spring and, at least according to one source, rain. Hence his use as a fountainhead.

          This is the only Green Man I've ever seen in the wild, as it were. I'm very pleased to have made his acquaintance.

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