7.courtyard in carouge

Polianthus so enjoyed the bench challenge she decided to open up her own challenge this year, in the form of fountains. She is running a monthly theme and I hope that this one is acceptable for ‘in a garden‘ this month. Though it obviously isn’t natural, I found this one in a lovely courtyard garden in the suburb of Carouge in Geneva, Switzerland. In fact I found a lot of fountains in Geneva which I hope to share with you throughout the year. And I am sure that Poli would love to see what fountains you have managed to capture during your travels. Please join in.

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55 thoughts on “Friday Fountain Challenge: March

      1. And I would like to return, and visit more…we went by ourselves but to get entry to some you have to go with a group, eg Brightwater…prices beyond my pocket now

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    1. Mmm… not sure I have very many from the UK. I do have a spectacular one for later in the year, and I suppose there may well be fountains in some NT gardens and other stately homes. I remember Jo posting one or two from Chatsworth.

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  1. Aha. This reminds me that I’d decided to pursue fountains in Poland this time. This one is a beauty: I look forward to more Swiss ones.

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      1. it was a lovely visit and we went on to Montreux for my birthday/wedding anni for a long weekend which was perfect. I was an au pair in Geneva when I was 18 so it was interesting to go back.

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      2. We don’t really do romantic, but it was really good. Stayed in an old hotel right on the lake with a tiny balcony overlooking the promenade and the lake and the mountains (when the fog finally lifted). I must write a post or two about that trip.

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  2. Wow…your header photo is stunning, and then to see it as part of the whole of the fountain really surprised me…I had no idea at first what it was! I love fountains too. Oh I wish I had the time to take part in all these wonderful photograph challenges. I didn’t even get a post out this week 😦 I hope the packing is going well Jude. I’ll be in touch… and Happy Mothering Sunday to you 🙂 xx

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    1. Thanks Sherri. I loved the spouts in Geneva. Wait and see what else I found! And I am guessing you will be with all your chicks on Sunday? Mine will be with me in thought (I hope!), but I wish all mothers everywhere a relaxing day.

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      1. Ooooh…sounds intriguing! I’ll keep an eye out 🙂 My chicks won’t be home until next weekend, so we’ll celebrate then, as it’s hubby’s birthday next week and our 10th wedding anniversary the week after, so we’ll be doing the lot, ha! Ahh…I’m sure your lovely brood will not only be thinking of you but will send you lots of lovely cards and flowers. I remember last year you were so happy to get some tulips ❤ Thank you Jude…same to you, really hoping you can take some time out from the frenzied packing… xx

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      2. Fancy you remembering the tulips! Got a cherry tree this year – very teeny – for the new garden. Hope it survives the next few weeks!

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  3. Oh… another to get obsessive about Jude? I will just look in on this one. This first one of yours reminds me of horse troughs I have seen around, but can’t remember where!!!

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    1. They do resemble horse troughs, but Geneva seems to be full of them and very useful too. Not to mention the gorgeous spouts – watch out for more…

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      1. I found the photo this evening, and although it’s not a close-up, the spout seems to be very similar to the one in your photo (very different fountain, though). Must be common there.

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