The upper of these two photographs, is one of the oldest images I have of the Boulevard. I'm assuming it was taken before the Palace Theatre was built. There are other photos of the Boulevard, which show that circular fountain. I think the chap by the lamp is looking in the direction of where the Palace would eventually be built.
The second photo, shows the same fountain from a different angle and of course, the cathedral in the background.
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