The "bassin de Latone" was designed by André Le Nôtre, sculpted by Gaspard and Balthazar Marsy, and constructed between 1668–1670. The fountain depicts an episode from Ovid´s "Metamorphoses": When Leto (Latone) was wandering the earth after giving birth to Apollo and Artemis, she attempted to drink water from a pond in Lycia. The peasants there refused to allow her to do so by stirring the mud at the bottom of the pond. Leto turned them into frogs for their inhospitality, forever doomed to swim in the murky waters of ponds and rivers.
From April to October, at paticular days and times, there are beautiful fountain performances, set to the tones of baroque and classical composers. A really awesome spectacle! Click here for a short video of the performance of this fountain.
Until November 1st you can still see seven monumental sculptures by French artist Bernar Venet in the garden of Versailles Palace. The first one welcomes you on Place des Armes in front of the palace and embraces a monument to the "Sun King" Louis XIV.
The 2CV was an economy car produced by the French automaker Citroën between 1948 and 1990, designed to move the French peasantry on from horses and cars. It is considered one of Citroën´s most iconic cars. The 2CV was a great commercial success: within months after it went on sale, there was a three-year waiting list, which soon increased to five years. Popular French nicknames were "Deuche" (duck) and "Deudeuche". If you zoom in the photo, you can see that this 2CV is decorated with various ducks in reference to this nickname.