Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Fountains

Fountains like this one are almost rare now. This one is still in use because is near the off leash dog area in “Piazza della Vittoria”.On the other side of the square the fountain is out of order and perfectly in line with the nearby “Ugly Corner”.In “Piazza XX Settembre” we can see a different type, emblazoned with the crest of the municipality.This modern and probably very expensive fountain dispenses high quality water, whatever it is, outside the offices of the local water and gas utility.

21 comments:

J Bar said...

These are wonderful. The old and the new.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Jacob said...

Fascinating. Some of them don't look very attractive and I'd not drink from them. We don't have many outside fountains left, either.

Stine in Ontario said...

Until I saw these, I had forgotten that there used to be outdoor fountains in many public areas. At the moment I cannot think of a single one that exists now. But it's winter and summer was a long, long time ago. :)

James said...

I like them all. I never see anything like this around here. I'm really glad that you shared this. I'd like to see more of the different styles.

Kaori said...

The last one looks very professional. But I think I like the old ones better :)

joo said...

Another great subject! It's a shame they are so rare now,isn't it? I love the second, a bit rusty one - maybe one day it will be used again:)

Babzy said...

Very nice serie , i like fountains !

Dina said...

The last photo is somehow shocking when you are used to the lovely old fountains of Europe.

tapirgal said...

I'm glad the water is good quality, because the last fountain is sure ugly next to the older ones. Speaking of ugly, thanks for the link. I had missed that earlier post.

brattcat said...

You really know how to quench our thirst, VP.

Hilda said...

The old ones are lovely finds.

I don't think Manila has any kind of public drinking fountain left.

Halcyon said...

I always like it in Italy that you could drink from the fountains. But I often saw Italian tourists trying the same thing in Paris - despite the warnings saying the water was non-potable. Wonder if they got sick.

Lois said...

I think I prefer the older ones, but would probably not drink from them. I wonder if they could be restored somehow.

B SQUARED said...

Well, at least no one will leave the area thirsty.

Rob and Mandy said...

High quality water????

Cezar and Léia said...

Apart from the world famous food, beautiful people, impressive landscapes, rich history and other stuff, one thing that I do like in Italy are the fountains, specially in summer!
God bless you!
Cezar

cieldequimper said...

I bet they'll all be gone in a few years time.

Leif Hagen said...

A much different look from the water drinking fountains here in Minnesota!

Dina said...

Maybe we could make a whole blog for the world's drinking fountains ...

JM said...

Great collection here! Of course I prefer the old ones! :-)

Andreea said...

Great collection. I like water fountains and we used to have many in Bucharest, sprinkled around the city. Unfortunately many are out of order these days - similar to your second photo - or have been removed :(