Latona at Versailles. Photo of the Week #131

A month ago I had a wonderful stroll in the gardens by Versailles where the fountains were flowing. Fascinating to see all the frogs of the Latona fountain spewing water. The fountain is by the brothers Gaspard and Balthazar Marsy and the motif is from Ovidius’ Metamorphosis where Leto or Latona, mother of Apollo and Diana, transforms the Lycian peasants into frogs because they deny her water. The fountain shows the different stages of transformation and I found it both amusing and somewhat erie.

The perfect soundtrack would be Rameau’s Platée

/anna

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