Friday Fountain Challenge: December

I’m back in Switzerland for this first December fountain. The delightful “Le Vieux Carouge”, with its specific old French-Italian architecture, its abundance of fountains, courtyards, shuttered houses and bohemian vibe, doesn’t feel at all like you are in Geneva.

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If you’d like to join in with the fountain challenge then please pop over to Polianthus for the rules

This month is a free for all so if you have a fountain to share I’m sure she would love to see you.

Published by Heyjude

I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

16 thoughts on “Friday Fountain Challenge: December

  1. I wasn’t familiar with the French word carouge so I looked it up. It’s apparently an alternate form of caroube, which is to say carob. Perhaps people had planted carob trees in this place (that Mediterranean species wouldn’t be native in Switzerland). Or maybe Carouge is just a name and has nothing to do with carob.

    1. Hi Steve – I love reading comments, yours made me think, I went to the website of the city of Carouge trying to figure out where the name came from. from the site I gather that Carouge derives from the latin for Crossroads, reaching the end of my French I googled in English – apparently during Roman times was known as Quadruvium – place where four roads meet, 1248 was first mentioned as Carrogium..Wikipedia so much faster than reading the French websites – happy fountain watching Poli

  2. Hiya Jude – this one would be a good friend for white BoPeep with the teapot 🙂 – looks like it was taken on the French Riviera not in Switzerland at all..

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