Friday Fountain Challenge: July

Whilst visiting Geneva a few years ago I took a day trip over to the beautiful flora-filled Medieval town of Yvoire on the French side of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) specifically to visit the Garden of Five Senses. Being such a pretty town I also wandered around the back streets to see what else I could photograph and came across several drinking fountains (so much more sensible than having to buy plastic bottles of water) including this one.


I quite like the shape of the ‘bath’ beneath the fountain spout.

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.ย I’m sure she would love to see you.


32 Comments Add yours

  1. Ankita Singh says:

    I am a great fan of your photography. Your eye for subjects as well as skill are unerring and enchanting. Keep it up ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you, what a very kind comment ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Ankita Singh says:

        Earnest. One tends to notice others’ skill in areas one lacks the required skill in ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. polianthus says:

    fully agree with Ankita! Happy Friday Jude and for sharing another tranquil spot close to a fountain from this lovely country I live in.

  3. A lovely solution to those endless bottles of bought water, and much more elegant than the plastic dispensers of free potable water in the streets of Bellingen (nthn NSW). I really enjoy your fountain series. That first photo shows a true oasis!

    1. Heyjude says:

      The town is full of flowers. The garden is just part of the floral pageant.

  4. restlessjo says:

    It’s Friday so I popped back for a fountain. ๐Ÿ™‚ Never heard of Yvoire but it does look very pretty.(nudge- you’ve missed the ‘r’ out ๐Ÿ™‚ ) On the Polish border with Germany I saw a very fun fountain with a couple sitting in a big ‘bath’, but you’re right- I’m not likely to dig it out. ๐Ÿ™‚ Has the glazier found you yet?

    1. Sue says:

      I was about to comment on the petty town, and saw you had already spotted the lost ‘r’, Jo!

      1. Heyjude says:

        What’s that saying? Measure twice and then measure again!

        1. Sue says:

          Oh, new one on me!

        2. Heyjude says:

          I think it applies to DIYers…

        3. Sue says:

          Oh, OK ๐Ÿ˜€

    2. Heyjude says:

      Ha! Eagle-eyed you. It’s certainly more pretty than petty ๐Ÿ˜‰ And yes, the glazier turned up only 3/4 hour later than expected. I am beginning to think Cornwall runs on African time.

      1. restlessjo says:

        Have you seen the Engine Man yet? He keeps appearing on the One Show ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. Heyjude says:

          Heading my way next week, I shall keep my eye out for him ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Sue says:

    Lovely set of images, Jude….Yvoire rings a bell, probably travelled through on one of my European jaunts years ago….

    1. Heyjude says:

      On the lakeside with a lovely chateau. I will have to write a post about the town.

      1. Sue says:

        Yes, please do!

        1. Heyjude says:

          OK. Along with Montreux which I also seem to have neglected ๐Ÿ™‚

        2. Sue says:

          Look forward to seeing these…

  6. Superb photos again, Jude. I too love that bath and the spout is really gorgeous.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I love the spout!

  7. The water coming from the spout is obviously from a clean source. The water that collects below must drain of or just over flow? Or do people use this water for drinking also? Just curious…

  8. Robyn Haynes says:

    The proportions of this fountain are beautiful. I love the sound of the Garden of Five Senses.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is a very special place. Not huge, but well thought out.

  9. joannesisco says:

    The bathtub shape of the basin is very eye-catching, but I also really like the dragon-headed spout. Great detail!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I wouldn’t mind a bath shaped like that.

  10. Lucid Gypsy says:

    What a pretty spot for a little nibble or sip, I hope you indulged?

  11. These are so lovely! What did the water taste like?

  12. Another lovely drinking fountain! I really wish we had things like this at home – think how much we could save on buying bottles of water. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Too true. Sadly I haven’t seen one here.

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