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Montpellier, Peyrou square.

Ancient royal square built in 1689 next to the hitorical centre of town, on its west.

In the middle of the square set the equestrian statue of king Louis XIV.
A first bonze statue (1718) was destroyed under the franch Revolution to make guns. A new one was erected in 1814. Then, the present one was ericted in 1828, by sculptors Debay and Carbonneaux.
A rumour says the scultor commited suicide when he saw he has forgotten to put stirrup at the king's feet...

Here, the king seems to show the way to go to the shadows of the walker and the street lamp.


I posted some weeks ago a picture from the same place but in another angle of view :
if you're lost, ask to Louis XIV.

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