Fountain challenge # 17 – June – unusual details on fountains, unusual fountains

Interesting fountain

The topic of the month is unusual fountains, which has grown to include fountains with unusual stories and some very creative and fun submissions:  such as Arkanaten’s story of the “Angel of the Golden Pond”, or Jude’s argument in physics: based on the way a water tower works, it is in actual fact a fountain of sorts.  See her “the strong man and the water tower” submission in a romantic setting. Aletta shares “King and Queen on a carriage”  art in a fountain, once again at vineyard in South Africa, it must be fun being Aletta, so many vineyards in SA! And Chava discovers another gem in the US, a small traditional, pretty fountain, in a tiny park n Manhattan (NYC), and what is unusual about this one, you might ask, well, Chava points out, “it’s in a teensy little park, where you would least expect it”. I like it! T’Geriatrix submits a traditional fountain which is truly unusual. It is called the Sume fountain, Sume being small fish apparently, I am not sure if the fountain depicts a fish from the Neckar,if so, I would worry about pollution levels, but the fountain is very interesting. Once again, different countries, different fountains!

And what have I got for you this week? I have a fountain from Switzerland. A fountain, that makes me think of a century ago, when this country was a poor country, the population was emigrating and apparently starving. Hard to believe isn’t it, that a country which is so renowned for being wealthy, was doing so badly only 2 generations ago…The Celtic tiger would be another example of this. Anyhow, I have been tweeting more than posting in recent weeks, as it is so much faster, so a lot of photos of the lush landscapes have been shared via that route. The landscape is lush, because it has been raining non-stop pretty much. The fountain above, is of course, not a fountain, typically, but an invention of necessity. The water is not pumped from below, because, sadly for me in the middle of June (and trying as usual to grow chilies), it comes from the sky. However, I am going to claim this as a fountain because a) water evaporates b) rain flows into the spout to stretch Jude’s argument of the water tower. This fountain was built to remind us of the interconnectedness of all things and the cyclical nature of life, from the earth to the sky and back. I have always envied art historians, it must be so much fun claiming whatever you like when looking at a painting (no insult intended to any art historian..)….. I think the overflow design is pretty smart. I didn’t photograph this to put it online as a fountain in fact, but it suddenly struck me that it works well:

Weird fountain

And from the side:

Side view

It looks like there are cars on cinder blocks here too, or maybe not..

Please share your ideas, this appears to be creative June.

Please join us as we share fountains from around the world! If you are at all interested in botanical gardens, historical villages, art, sculpture or history, then you will find something to interest you in the fountains submitted every week. It’s a real education.

The theme for June is: unusual details on fountains, unusual fountains. I think we have all seen lots of those, I look forward to your selections!

Create your own post and title it Fountain series June. Check out the rules here. I cannot wait to see what you have for me!

  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Add the tag ‘fountain series’ so everyone can find the benches easily in the WP Reader
  • Get your post in by the end of the month, as the new fountain theme comes out on the first Friday of each month. You can of course also submit weekly!
  • You don’t have to post on a Friday. Any day in the month will do. If you have loads of pictures that fit into a theme, feel free to post several times during the month or create a gallery or whatever works best for you.

We have already had some wonderful fountain shares.

Please join us as we share fountains from around the world!



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