East India Square - Salem, Massachusetts
This is the East India Square fountain in Salem, Massachusetts. This is on the other end of the pedestrian mall of Essex Street from the Towne House Square fountain.
The gate with water pouring out represents Salem's trading relationship with the far east, China and Japan. The stones where the mother and children are walking are in two levels. The top level represents Salem's coast line in the 1700's and the lower level represents Salem's coast line at the present. The stones where salvaged from the old cobblestones of Essex Street. This fountain is directly across the street from Peabody-Essex Museum.