Tolkien, artist

Fountain Beauty

It's Saturday and I have no motivation. Just getting to work and then home again with Chipotle in my hand will be about the limit of my energy today. I'm deep into research for my NaNo since my planned novel is historical in nature and I'll be ordering maps of the area on Monday to post around my room for a few months. My poor DH will have county maps to look at for good or for bad.

We'll start out with the face fountain at the entrance
to Swarovski Crystal World in Austria. I picked this
because I sell a lot of Swarovski crystals in my store,
so it's a nod to work. Now...on to...

I need pretty things today, so I'm going to focus on fountains. No following text, but several pics of wonderful fountains to make your weekend start off well.

This is the Mecom Fountain in Houston, TX (USA). A very
traditional fountain, but strikingly beautiful.

This lovely cone fountain is in Canberra, Australia.

This is a stunning Black/White winter shot of the
fountain at Lincoln Center, New York City, NY (USA)

The Ira Keller fountain is a showcase of downtown
Portland, Oregon (USA). It's huge, soothing, and
very beautiful. A great showcase for one of my
favorite cities.

This is the King Fahd fountain on the Prescott campus
in Saudi Arabia. I love the form of this fountain.

And to finish off this tour, a Magic Tap fountain from
Spain. This style of fountain can be found several places
in the world, but this pic looked so refreshing.

I hope you enjoyed your tour through some fountains. Monday we'll return to thoughts, worries, plans and pratfalls. Have a phenomenal weekend!
I love the first especially. My favourite fountain was a dandelion one in Edinburgh that we saw on our honeymoon - then we went back and it wasn't there any more - I was very sad.
I love dandelion fountains, but I had a really nice cluster one in my last fountain post a few months ago so went for a different shaping this time. What a bummer that your Edinburgh fountain wasn't there when you returned to the city.

- Erulisse (one L)
They are very nice. I remember there were very interesting fountains in the emperor's park near St. Petersburg. Some of them are "surprise fountains", or whatever they are called, for they activate when you pass close to them and you get a little wet. *giggles*
Oooh, I'll have to search online and see if I can see the St Petersburg fountains. I love "surprise" fountains - they are just a fun, fun concept.

- Erulisse (one L)
Wonderful pics! I'd love to see that 'magic tap' fountain (or one like it) in person.
There are several of these throughout the world. The water source is hidden in the downflow. They are really quite fun and the look on children's (or hobbit's) faces when they first see them is precious.

When is your surgery scheduled? I want to put it on my calender so that I make sure to send White Light in your direction...

- Erulisse (one L)
Oh that was fun! I loved the little kids trying to find out why there was no water in that row. I had been wondering about that myself :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Yay, another of your fountain pic posts. I love the shape of the second-to-last one also. And I really need to go to Portland sometime, for many reasons, but clearly that fountain is one of them.

A not-quite-fountain dragon to watch over the rest of your day.
Oh, he's truly lovely. I think I need to write about him...I have the perfect story in mind. May I borrow him?

Portland is one of my favorite cities. I used to be there every year for a convention for almost five years and I fell in love with the place. If it wasn't on the NW coast and rainy so much of the year... But I really loved visiting it and would go again in a flash.

- Erulisse (one L)
As far as I'm concerned, sure, I've never met him and don't know where he comes from; I just found him using google image search with the terms 'fountain' and 'dragon.' If he's inspired you, that's awesome. =]
Thanks. I love water of all sorts and fountains are simply magical to me.

- Erulisse (one L)