Photographer's Note

This is one of the two fountains overlooking the two edges of King George the First Square in Patras.

King George the First Square or Georgiou I Square (Greek: Πλατεία Βασιλέως Γεωργίου Α΄) is the central square of Patras, Greece.
The square is named after King George I of Greece.
It is crossed by Maizonos, Korinthou and Gerokostopoulou streets. The neoclassical Apollon Theatre is situated on the northeast side of the square.
The square was built under the Kapodistrias government as a part of the 1829 plans by Stamatis Voulgaris to rebuild the devastated centre of Patras after the Greek War of Independence.
Unlike the old city, the new city was built according to a grid plan with several large squares.
The square has been renamed several times:
Dimokratias at first,
then Kalamogdarti,
and since 1863: Georgiou I.
Within the square there are two fountains that were installed in 1875 and had been ordered from Italy.
The square has been reconstructed several times since its creation, with the latest reconstruction taking place in 2006.


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