Friday Fountain Challenge: July


A slight change of location, but still in Switzerland, this lovely old (1848) stone fountain is in Montreux. I love the way the Swiss decorate their drinking fountains with floral displays. These may only be the humble begonia, but it looks like a lovely Easter bonnet.

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This month she is looking for stone fountains. I’m sure she would love to see you.


14 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue says:

    A lovely splash of nature!

  2. So gorgeous, Jude. I love its beautiful hat. 🙂

  3. Sue Slaght says:

    That would make a beautiful hat. 🙂 Possibly a bit heavy. I’m thinking this fountain has seen a lot of different flowers in it’s years.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Maybe so. Love the colours on this one 🙂

  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Humble begonias but they bring the fountain to life!

  5. polianthus says:

    Great fountain Jude – love the flowers, you are right a lot of the Swiss fountains have flowers on them, come to think of it haven’t seen that in other countries :)!

  6. Anabel Marsh says:

    Very beautiful – the fountain would not be nearly so attractive without its flowery topping.

  7. Robyn Haynes says:

    There’s something reassuring about ancient stone. I love its permanence. This one, in its form as a fountain and combined with the begonias is lovely.

  8. I love this Jude! We adored all the floral displays when we were in Switzerland too – I remember some superb ones on the lake front at Weggis on Lake Lucerne 🙂 We did a day trip once to Montreux and had lunch by the lake – the colours of the flowers were gorgeous. I wish we’d seen this old stone fountain whilst we were there too!

    1. Heyjude says:

      The flowers along the promenade at Montreux were exceptional. We were there in late September and it was marvellous. Switzerland is a beautiful country, just a tad expensive!

      1. I know it is pricey – we have been there several times and it is so beautiful. We’ve always been there in spring – one day hope to go in the autumn!

  9. nowathome says:

    It is a stunning fountain! Love it!

  10. joannesisco says:

    A splash of colour will liven up anything – even an old, weathered fountain. I can’t help but wonder if it used to sport a statue at some time, but the flowers are a pretty alternative 🙂

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