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Sunday, 6 November 2011

Fountain In The Square...........


The Three Rivers Fountain -  by John Dowie


Normally quite subdued in grey tones
this fountain located at the northern edge of
Victoria Square could be described as nice
but not spectacular - however the other evening
as I passed by - the late afternoon sunlight
had illuminated the surrounding buildings
 and I would have to say for the first time
 I actually thought the fountain looked quite stunning.





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15 comments:

Red Nomad OZ said...

Wow! That's MUCH more dramatic than I've ever seen it!! I've always thought it was pretty ordinary too - amazing what a bit of light and colour can do!!

Pierre BOYER said...

I can hear the watter !
;-)

Pierre

Gemma Wiseman said...

Great action figures in this fountain! Love its unusual style!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Hi Dianne,I am back from my travels and am now busily trying to catch up with all my favourite bloggers, who have all been so busy in my absence. You certainly had some beautiful photos for me to browse through this evening, I enjoyed them all.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Light is everything!

Andrew said...

So modern fountains can be attractive. Very nice.

Valerie said...

Great shots Dianne - especially the second one, with the reflections in the water and the bird in flight. Just goes to show it pays to revisit scenes we've previously thought of as "ordinary". Well done!

Genie said...

What an unusual set of fountains, and your captures are awesome. Love the colors in the water. It is pretty neat, too, that you have the skyline of buildings as the background. genie

Kay L. Davies said...

Which came first, the fountain or the tall buildings? Is this a chicken/egg situation or did the artist design the fountain with a sunny backdrop just like this in mind? I know some artists and it's hard to know exactly what's going on in their minds sometimes. In fact, the only time I visited Australia, I took my then-teenage brother with me and I'm so glad he did. He's an artist and he pointed out many things I'd have missed.
Beautiful photos, despite the chicken and the egg, Dianne. You caught that light perfectly!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Dianne said...

Kay:- the fountain was designed after the surrounding buildings and so you're most probably correct in saying that he would have taken all of this into account when positioning his sculpture.
I must return and take a night photo with the light on.

J Bar said...

Unique design.

Mo said...

What a dramatic fountain. i love grand fountains in cities.

Virginia said...

I love the lighting behind this unusual fountain. Well captured!
V

missing moments said...

Back home and catching up ... love all the photos. Great job!

VP said...

I like strange fountains, and this is one of the strangest I have ever seen. Thanks for posting it!

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