I am now at the stage in the fountain challenge where I have many more photos of fountains than I can ever hope to post. Do I submit more than one a week, I wonder? Ah the dilemma. No matter. It’s a better situation than the alternative, that would be a lot worse. The above fountain is more a fountain waterscape in Barcelona. There are many fountains, water towers (I guess) and a dragon (that is his tail you see above right coming into the photo). You can climb up the inside of the dragon and then take a slide down. As it is made of metal though it is scorching hot in the sun , and therefore painful for uncovered skin. Also the slide is quite steep and you land on concrete..not for me I decided. In fact one little boy I watched sat and wavered for a long time before deciding against taking the plunge. What I love about this waterscape is the way it has been built to be enjoyed. It is fun to watch too. A little like in a naive art painting, everywhere you look you see things happening, from dogs swimming to little boys playing to people just relaxing in the hot sun. The little boy below made me smile and it is an artistic fountain of sorts and so this is my fountain for the week!
Submissions for last week include a great many interesting ones from around the world again – Chava submits a fountain from Ecuador; Jude submits one from Geneva along with tips for garden lovers, recommend you check that one out on her site, TGeriatrix does find very interesting fountains, here is one with anchors, and sadly for last week that seems to be that.
I shall post a fountain each Friday within a particular theme which will change each month. You are invited to join in by posting one or more of your own fountains within the month that fit into the theme and either add a link (ping-back) in your post to mine or link to it in a comment on my post.
To make it easier to find everyone’s posts, perhaps you could add the Tag ‘Fountain Series‘.
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. While I’ve never run a challenge, I am following Jude’s capable lead and letting myself be inspired by her categories, so I am feeling hopeful that this will work out.
- August: Artistic fountains – could be colour, could be anything that catches your fancy
I look forward to seeing where your fountains take me….