Sunday, September 8, 2013

Waterfall


I think this might be one of my all time favorite fountains.  It's located in a place called Horselydown Square on the south bank of the Thames near Tower Bridge.  The last time I was in London, I stayed with two friends very near here.  They were both coffee drinkers and just on the street side of this square is a Starbuck's that was a daily morning stop.  While they were in Starbucks paying for those pricey lattes, I roamed around this square and found this wonderful fountain.  It was created by Antony Donaldson in 1991.  Besides the bathing nymphs, you can see their belongings sitting at the edge of the fountain all neatly sculpted to make it appear they made a spontaneous decision to jump in the fountain and enjoy the water.

The next time I go to London, this is one place I will visit again and take more photos.

10 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

The nymphs make the fountain, so natural and relaxed looking. The items scattered around are the perfect finishing touch too!

Mersad said...

What a beautiful fountain. Love London too!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

JM said...

This fountain is new to me and it's beautiful!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This does not fit what I normally think of regarding British art or life style.

Judy said...

This is a very unusual fountain. It looks beautiful.

Thérèse said...

Simply unique! Glad you took a picture.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautifully whimsical fountain Sharon, as much as I enjoy a good coffee I think I would have been exploring also!

Lowell said...

A lucky find on your part and thank you for sharing. If I ever get to London I shall try to remember to look it up.

Ercotravels said...

wonderful looking the fountain and statues..
Sounds beautiful site to visit..

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

I missed this one on my trip to London. Probably a good thing. I might still be there!