Photographer's Note

The "Fosse Dionne" is a source situated in Thunder, in the French department of the Yonne ( 89 ).

It is in a source resulting from the infiltration of rainwater in coats limestones superiors. The underground progress is estimated at 43 km..

Its name, "Dionne" would come from divona (divine in Latin). This source is remarkable by its quality, its stability of debit of water (200 liters per second) and its supposed depth.

In 1758, Louis d'Éon (said the knight of Éon) made fit out the source in washhouse, with a semicircular roof and a double surrounding wall).

The circular washhouse which surrounds the pit is equipped with a low wall intended to protect the water of the source of the water of wash as well as fireplaces which produced the ash used for the cleaning.

An overview overview of the Pit in WS.

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Additional Photos by Jean Jacques Cordier (jjcordier) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6720 W: 240 N: 11709] (79299)
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