Friday Fountain Challenge: Urban

The Fountain of Warsaw, with the Palais de Chaillot in the background.


Jardins du Trocadéro (Gardens of the Trocadero) is an open space in Paris, located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, bounded to the northwest by the wings of the Palais de Chaillot and to the southeast by the Seine and the Pont d’Iéna, with the Eiffel Tower on the opposite bank of the Seine. Wikipedia

The main feature, called the Fountain of Warsaw, is a long basin, or water mirror, with twelve fountain creating columns of water 12 metres high; twenty four smaller fountains four metres high; and ten arches of water.

if you’d like to join in with the fountain challenge then please pop over to Polianthus for the rules. I’m sure she would love to see you.



36 Comments Add yours

  1. Dina says:

    I love this place, Jude. I’m amazed how many places you have visited over the years. When you are well settled in Cornwall and need a break, please come and see us in Norfolk. Are you unpacked by now? 🙂
    Greetings from Bonn, tomorrow Norway
    Dina x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Ah, thank you Dina. You are obviously travelling this weekend – are you in Norway for the May celebrations?

      1. Dina says:

        Yes. Mum’s Birthday, (not getting an younger), a family trip on a boat and then the usual May celebrations. We had snow a couple of days ago in Bonn and Fredrikstad, please send us some sun. 🙂

        1. Heyjude says:

          I shall happily send you some sun, you might not want the cold wind though! Have a great time celebrating 🙂

  2. polianthus says:

    Wow Jude – I lived in Paris for a year and cannot recall ever seeing this in the “flesh” so to speak – didn’t know what I was missing !

    1. Heyjude says:

      A year in Paris must have been amazing! I am sure you will have been here. Maybe too busy looking at the Eiffel tower to notice the fountains.

      1. polianthus says:

        I was working in a hospital and studying ( in theory, on practice i went to the odd lecture and spent most of my free time walking through the city – lived in montparnasse – it was a wonderful time!

        1. Heyjude says:

          I can imagine how hard it would be to get any work done with all that Paris has to offer right on your doorstep.

        2. polianthus says:

          very true – especially when you are a student … Although i did go to hospital every day and my french is pretty good – so overall I did learn a lot – not as much as possible but not bad..

  3. Sue says:

    Like Polianthus, I have no recollection of seeing this!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Opposite the Eiffel tower. Does this help put it in context?

      1. Sue says:

        Oh yes, but a while since I have been…..

        1. Heyjude says:

          It’s actually 6 years since I was last there, but it doesn’t seem that long ago. Time is passing quickly…

        2. Sue says:

          Longer than that for me….and yes, tempus fugit!

        3. Heyjude says:

          Which is why it is so important to Carpe diem 😉

        4. Sue says:

          Bang to rights!

      2. Lucid Gypsy says:

        Then I must have seen it too, but don’t remember it either 😦 it’s fantastic!

      3. joannesisco says:

        I actually had to read your post 3 times before I realized which fountain it was! Your photo provided a very different perspective! Good one 🙂

        1. Heyjude says:

          It’s not one to go unnoticed is it? And yet it appears most people do.

  4. That’s impressive!! Great image Jude 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      I think I was mainly going for the row of Jacaranda trees in the background as I love Jacaranda. 🙂

      1. Yeah I love that mix of colour tones 😀

  5. restlessjo says:

    Tarnation! You’ve done it again. I definitely have shots of these fountains. Have a happy weekend xxx

    1. Heyjude says:

      You too – any plans?

      1. restlessjo says:

        Not managed to get into Krakow yet. Travelling up to Belchatow tomorrow afternoon so may be incommunicado for a few days. Weather’s been lovely but I’ve not been further than the local park. Nice blossom! You know all that resting you we’re on about? It’s happened! Sad face. It’s really not me at all xx

        1. Heyjude says:

          Enjoy the trip away. And no, I can’t really picture you with your feet up 🙂

        2. restlessjo says:

          Even worse, watching snooker xx

        3. Heyjude says:

          Oh, no! That IS unforgivable! I hope you have a glass of something nice.

  6. Helen Bushe says:

    I want to go back to Paris for a few days after seeing this.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Paris in springtime 🙂

  7. pommepal says:

    That is stunning

  8. That’s a really spectacular fountain, Jude. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Paris has some amazing fountains!

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