Stone fountains can be found in Prague too.
Kohl Fountain in the Second Courtyard of Prague Castle
Also called Lion Fountain due to its sculpted decoration. Originating from 1686, it is one of the oldest in Prague. The sandstone fountain used to be a substantial part of Prague Castle’s water system. It was one of the largest castle water reservoirs, used, among other purposes, to extinguish fires. The basin has a quatrefoil ground plan. Next to it is a well with an iron cage. Source: Prague Fountains
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 stone fountains. I’m sure she would love to see you.
20 thoughts on “Friday Fountain Challenge: July”
Indeed they can, I love Prague! Quatrefoil design – quatre feuilles, 4 leaves, learn something everyday, Jude, thank you.
We loved Prague when we visited 10 years ago – must go back at some point! We stayed in the Old Town and walked everywhere – lovely old streets and buildings and the river with the castle overlooking it was lovely!
It’s a fairly easy city to walk around. We stayed slightly further out on the river and I used trams a lot to get into the city centre as they were very easy to use. I’d love to go back too in better weather (we were there in late September and it was cold and wet).
That’s good to know about the trams for the future as we didn’t need to use them on our last visit as we were staying so centrally. We were there during a heatwave (July 2006) and it was very hot and humid plus full of tourists but we still had a great time. I’d love to go back in winter though I probably would find it too cold in practice!
It is difficult to use a camera in the cold! My problem was the rain. Difficult to use a camera in the rain too, and it’s not much fun walking in it either. But it is a city worth returning to.
How lovely! The iron cage is so ornate, too. Prague really looks so worth a visit. Hopefully one day. 🙂
As you can see from the photos it had been raining. I’d like to visit it in spring – summer too busy I believe.
You must have been collecting fountains for years Jude to have so many!
Most of them from my Swiss trip, but one or two from elsewhere 🙂 Nice to have the opportunity to showcase them.
This fountain is a beauty, Jude. I’m enjoying seeing fountains around the world with you.
For such an impressive structure, I would expect a much bigger water display. A beautiful fountain for sure.
Built at a time when things were constructed for both beauty and functionality. Lovely!
Excellent choice Jude – Prague is one of our favorite places from our many travels.
That’s a good solid one, Jude! Looks good for a bit of a paddle 🙂
Perhaps in the summertime 🙂
Great idea. Fountain pictures. Well done.