Fountain Challenge #26: Artistic fountains

IMG_2763_FotorThere are some gorgeous painted fountains in Basel. This of neptune. It is in fact very close to a truly artistic fountain, however, I don’t have  photo of that one handy…Maybe some other week. There are some great details on the fountain too, neptune is standing on an unhappy looking fish:


And the pedestal is decorated with intricate and beautifully painted plaster reliefs of fruits and flowers:


And scary faces:


The fountain is situated in a beautiful old square, close to a deconsecrated church that now houses the historical museum, in the center of the city.


Last week was another busy week for fountain aficionados, some really creative fountains were shared. One of my favourites  was TGeriatrix’ infinity fountain in Paris, however Jude’s bronze philosophical philodrendon leaf fountain is also truly amazing. Aletta shares a shepherdess fountain from a garden center in South Africa and Chava submits another master-piece, this time from the Arts Center in Melbourne, Australia. 

Do join in. We seem to have lost some of our avid posters! Perhaps they ran out of fountains?


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 TagFountain 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 us….

12 thoughts on “Fountain Challenge #26: Artistic fountains

    • Not sure i have Rhonda, i only really started noticing fountains with the challenge, i may have walked passed them, but now ill look out for them Happy saturday Poli

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