Friday Fountain Challenge: November

This unique and delightful water feature was made by Michael Johnson at The Copper Works, Newlyn and is located near the Sensory Garden in Penlee Park, Penzance. I know, from a distance it doesn’t really look much does it? But come a little closer… and admire those copper leaves and the fluid shape of theContinue reading “Friday Fountain Challenge: November”

Friday Fountain Challenge: October

The Concorde Fountain – Paris The Fontaines de la Concorde are two monumental fountains located in the Place de la Concorde in the centre of Paris. They were designed by Jacques Ignace Hittorff, and completed in 1840 during the reign of King Louis-Philippe. The south fountain commemorates the maritime commerce and industry of France, andContinue reading “Friday Fountain Challenge: October”

Friday Fountain Challenge: October

Witley Court in Worcestershire boasts a restored working fountain which represents Perseus and Andromeda and reaches the original high cascades when fired on the hour between 11 am and 4 pm. If you’d like to join in with the fountain challenge then please pop over to Polianthus for the rules This month she is lookingContinue reading “Friday Fountain Challenge: October”

Friday Fountain Challenge: October

One of my favourite fountains is in the Jardin Anglais in Geneva, Switzerland.¬†This large bronze fountain with its superposed basins borne by naiads was the work of the Parisian sculptor Alexis Andr√© in 1862. THE NAIADES were fresh-water Nymphs who inhabited the rivers, streams, lakes, marshes, fountains and springs of the earth. They were immortal,Continue reading “Friday Fountain Challenge: October”

Festival of Leaves: Underneath the maples

The time of the falling leaves has come again. Once more in our morning walk we tread upon carpets of gold and crimson, of brown and bronze, woven by the winds or the rains out of these delicate textures while we slept. How beautifully the leaves grow old! How full of light and color areContinue reading “Festival of Leaves: Underneath the maples”