Friday Fountain Challenge: March

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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  1. desleyjane says:

    This is a beautiful fountain. Very regal.

    1. Heyjude says:

      There are some unusual fountains (especially the spout) in Geneva. I got quite carried away with them!

  2. This fountain looks cooling – just what I need just now as I am sitting by a sunny window and feeling quite warm (not that I am complaining really!). 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      It was very welcome at the time Elaine as it was a very warm day (for late September) and all the water is drinkable.

  3. Sue says:

    Nice find, Jude….I may have to go to Villa d’Este for mine….

    1. Heyjude says:

      She is running different themes each month. I already have one ear-marked for the stately/fancy fountain 😉

      I’m guessing Villa d’Este is in a garden? Sounds French.

      1. Sue says:

        In an Italian garden, in the vicinity of Rome

        1. Heyjude says:

          I’d love to do a tour of Italian Gardens.

        2. Sue says:

          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

        3. Heyjude says:

          I think it may have been Brightwater that I was thinking of. Might be worth it for a special birthday 😉

        4. Sue says:

          You have one close??y

        5. Heyjude says:

          OH will be 70 in three years – might give us time to save up!

        6. Sue says:

          Wouldn’t it be a great thing to do!!

    2. restlessjo says:

      Take me with you, Sue! 🙂

      1. Sue says:

        Tee hee, time travel as I went a few years ago….

        1. restlessjo says:

          I know! 😦 I’ve only been with Monty Don 🙂

        2. Sue says:

          A good Virtual guide!

        3. Heyjude says:

          Ooh, I was there with him too!

    3. Lucid Gypsy says:

      That’s a bit posh isn’t it?

      1. Sue says:

        Perhaps!! 😀

    4. Hi sue would love to see it!

  4. restlessjo says:

    Me too! 🙂 🙂
    Ah, fountains…. something else to get obsessive about 🙂 Nice one, Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Blame Polianthus for this one. A nice way to finally share my fountains 🙂

      1. restlessjo says:

        I’ve already been and taken her to task! 🙂

  5. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I don’t know of many fountains at all so I’d struggle with that. love yours though and look forward to seeing some more!

    1. Heyjude says:

      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.

      1. Lucid Gypsy says:

        In Exeter there’s a roundabout called the fountain, well planted but I don’t know old enough to remember seeing it there 😦

  6. morselsandscraps says:

    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.

    1. Heyjude says:

      And I look forward to seeing Polish varieties 🙂

  7. Such a lovely fountain, Jude. Did you drink from it?

    1. Heyjude says:

      I did fill my water bottle Sylvia, it was a surprisingly warm day for late September in Switzerland, apparently they had just had a heatwave!

      1. Sounds idyllic, Jude. 😘

        1. Heyjude says:

          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.

        2. Sounds very romantic. ❤

        3. Heyjude says:

          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.

  8. Anabel Marsh says:

    Ooh, fountains *thinks*

    1. Heyjude says:

      You got some? Love to see them 😉

      1. Anabel Marsh says:

        Maybe a few, but I’ll also be looking out for them now.

  9. Sherri says:

    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

    1. Heyjude says:

      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.

      1. Sherri says:

        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

        1. Heyjude says:

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

  10. polianthus says:

    Oh dear Jude what a gorgeous fountain, love the spout – makes me want to get om a train down to Geneva! Thanks for posting 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      I took rather a lot of fountain shots in Switzerland. I have one or two I am dying to share with you when the right month arrives 🙂

      1. polianthus says:

        Perfect 🙂 cannot wait! We do love our fountains here 🙂

  11. pommepal says:

    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!!!

    1. Heyjude says:

      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…

  12. nowathome says:

    Stunning capture!

  13. Lynn says:

    How lovely, such a beautiful little piece of art!

  14. Lovely, I can almost hear the soothing gurgle of water. What a cool spout! And this reminds me of a fountain shot I have from Geneva, which I’d forgotten about …

    1. Heyjude says:

      Geneva has some gorgeous fountains!

      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.

        1. Heyjude says:

          They are, but there are some very different ones too, which I’ll post once the correct theme comes around 🙂

        2. There’s a lot of possible theme crossover, I found, when looking through my archives. Stone or stately? Urban or fun? Choice, choices!

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