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

One water feature that seems to recur in our gardens, especially those managed by the National Trust, is a the classic European sculpture of a naked boy / cupid  with a dolphin / fish / sea serpent of some description or even in the case below, a swan. Often holding. sitting on, wrestling or otherwise engaged.Continue reading “Friday Fountain Challenge: November”

Friday Fountain Challenge: November

Another fountain in a public garden, this time the Dingle in Shrewsbury. Formerly a stone quarry the Dingle is the result one of its gardeners – Percy Thrower – who was very famous in England for appearing in the TV programme ‘Blue Peter’ and who was the superintendent of Shrewsbury’s parks for 28 years. ThereContinue reading “Friday Fountain Challenge: November”