Friday Fountain Challenge: May

Still in Geneva whilst enjoying coffee in the Old Town on the Place du Bourg, I was people watching. The youngsters coming home from school flung their school bags in the dust and clambered on to this pretty 18th century flowered fountain to quench their thirst. This young lad spotted me and my camera 🙂


if you’d like to join in with the fountain challenge then please pop over to Polianthus for the rules. This month she is looking for fountains featuring people or animals. I’m sure she would love to see you.


17 Comments Add yours

  1. polianthus says:

    boys and fountains indeed! No surreptitious photos this time eh?

    1. Heyjude says:

      If you click on the link you’ll see more of this fountain. The little lad in the header was running around it in fits of giggles, being chased by his papa 🙂

  2. Love the way he’s looking at you. 😀 Great shot for the challenge.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, he was quite curious about me and my camera 🙂

  3. He looks a little cheeky, like he was about to do something he knew he shouldn’t. I wonder if he wanted to go paddling.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I had that impression too. I think he was just going to have a drink, but he clocked me with the camera and was waiting to see what I would do 🙂

  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Little does he know that people all over the world are smiling at him now!

    1. Heyjude says:

      So true! He’ll be quite a young man now.

  5. Sue Slaght says:

    You were fast on the draw Jude. I love his bright shirt and inquisitive look against the fountain.

    1. Heyjude says:

      If you read the link post (people watching) you’ll find more pictures of the fountain and a bit more of a description.

  6. Robyn Haynes says:

    Do you find children in this day of the selfie are very aware of being a subject?

    1. Heyjude says:

      I think he was just curious, but I suppose youngsters today are photographed more than we were and put out there in the public domain by themselves or their parents. I usually try to avoid people in my photographs!

      1. Robyn Haynes says:

        Probably wise given recent concerns about motives for taking photos of children

  7. Patrick says:

    That is a very beautiful fountain.

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