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Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico — The Pacific Coast (and Central Highlands)
 

Sorinne Font

 
 
Sorinne Font Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 28, 2021
1. Sorinne Font Marker
Inscription.  

Pila de Sorinne
La pila de “Sorinne" fue construida en este lugar con fines ornamentales, y de acuerdo al diseño del coronel de ingenieros Guillermo Woodon de Sorinne, luego de que en junio de 1877 fuese derribada la barda atrial que resguardaba el cementerio de la Compañía de Jesús. La planta del brocal se define con un trazo cuadrilobulado, en cuyo eje se localiza un surtidor bien proporcionado y finamente labrado. El brocal está moldurado en la cara exterior; se puede apreciar una greca de reminiscencia prehispánica y flores en relieve que se encuentran ubicadas al centro de cada lóbulo.

El surtidor se desplanta sobre un pedestal de sección cuadrangular, con las esquinas ochavadas casetonadas; en cada una de las caras sobresalen los magníficos relieves en forma de cabezas de león, de cuyos hocicos brota el agua. El segundo cuerpo del surtidor se integra por una columna de plinton peraltado ochavado, siendo los ochavos decorados con casetones mixtilineos y los frentes son decorados por cartelas rectangulares casetonadas, conteniendo cada una de ellas inscripciones, siendo el soporte a una columna de
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cuyo fuste estriado listelado sobresale en su tercio bajo, el relieve de una guirnalda de laureles.

English translation:
Sorinne Font
The Sorinne Font was built in this place with ornamental purposes, and according to the design of Colonel of engineers Guillermo Woodon de Sorinne, after in June of 1877 was demolished the atrial farda that guarded the cemetery of the Company of Jesus. The plant of the rim is defined with a quadrilobular stroke, on whose axis is located a well proportioned and finely styled fountain. The rim is molded on the outer face; it can be apreciated a prehispanic reminiscence greca and flowers in relief that are located at the center of each lobe.

The water dispenser slides on a quadrangular section pedestal with truncated corners; on each face stands out the magnificent reliefs in lion heads form whose snouts water springs.
 
Erected by Honorable Ayuntamiento de Morelia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1877.
 
Location. 19° 42.187′ N, 101° 11.712′ W. Marker is in Morelia, Michoacán. Marker is at the intersection of El Nigromante and Avenida Francisco I. Madera Poniente, on the right when traveling south on El Nigromante. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morelia MIC 58000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Sorinne Font Marker English text image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 28, 2021
2. Sorinne Font Marker English text
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Manuel Martínez Solórzano (a few steps from this marker); Public Library of Morelia (a few steps from this marker); University Public Library (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Ignacio Chávez (within shouting distance of this marker); Hidalgo in Morelia (within shouting distance of this marker); El Colegio Primitivo y Nacional de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (within shouting distance of this marker); Natalio Vazquez Pallares (within shouting distance of this marker); The Matamoros Portal (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morelia.
 
Sorinne Font and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 28, 2021
3. Sorinne Font and Marker
Sorinne Font Details image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton
4. Sorinne Font Details
This images includes some of the fountain's details, such as the lion face and inscriptions. Interestingly, the inscriptions note two of the major Mexican victories against the French during the Second Mexican Empire period: the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 and the Battle of Miahuatlán on October 3, 1866.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 20, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   4. submitted on October 21, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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