Friday Fountain Challenge: December

My final contribution for this month is a real bobby dazzler – The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc in Barcelona. It was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1929 by Carles Buigas. My daughter and I headed out to see the fountain in action on a Friday night in October. There seemed to be hundreds ofContinue reading “Friday Fountain Challenge: December”

Friday Fountain Challenge: December

Snowshill Manor is a Cotswold manor house packed with extraordinary treasures collected over a life time by Charles Wade In addition there is a lovely garden with lots of nooks and crannies to explore. And in one courtyard is this delightful huffing and puffing Green Man fountain. I think he’d look rather splendid in myContinue reading “Friday Fountain Challenge: December”

Friday Fountain Challenge: December

One that failed to get posted during the year is this disturbing fountain from Prague. This is in the Prague Castle Gardens and is of Hercules wrestling with a lion. The sculpture of Hercules is made by architect Palliardi in the time of baroque flourish (1787-1797) and is in the garden on the bastion. I don’t knowContinue reading “Friday Fountain Challenge: December”

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. If you’d like to join in with the fountain challenge then please pop over to PolianthusContinue reading “Friday Fountain Challenge: December”

Friday Fountain Challenge: November

My final November fountain is from Scotland, though it is fairly typical of anywhere in the British Isles – a memorial fountain. The heart of the oldest part of Dunkeld is ‘The Cross’, where the High Street broadens out to flow either side of a central area that was once home to the Mercat (or market)Continue reading “Friday Fountain Challenge: November”