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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Theme Day - Fountains ~ Walker Fountain

Above: Walker Fountain
This lovely fountain is just off St Kilda Road on the corner of Lithgow Avenue next to the Royal Botanic Gardens in King's Domain. It is made of concrete and was created in 1981 by artist Mobelt, Digregorio & Associates.

The fountain was presented to the people of Victoria by former Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Ronald Walker and his wife, Barbara. There are 46 underwater lights and 144 seprate streams of water. It really is an awesome site standing here and feeling the coolness of the water as it sprays its lovely bubbles of refreshing frothiness.

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Today's quote: Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as the water from a fountain. Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible, nothing can surpass the fountain ~ Lao-Tze, Ancient Chinese Philosopher.

14 comments:

~Just me again~ said...

So nice....:( I just want some of that greenness.

Lois said...

It is so lovely!

Nathalie said...

With the description you make of all the lights I'd love to see it at night too.

I love the patterned branch shadows all around the fountain.

Paul said...

A very nice gift to the people, it looks great even with no lights showing.

Andrew said...

It is nice but it has been closed for a few weeks. I assume it is undergoing renovation.

Leif Hagen said...

What a fantastic water fountain for theme day! I just wish we had one like it and I wish it would stop snowing over here!

J Bar said...

This is an awesome fountain.

Kate said...

Now this is what I'd call a REAL fountain! It's almost like a geyser!

ρομπερτ said...

How peaceful a sight. Thank you for sharing. Please have a good new month.

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Ann said...

Very attractive fountain.

brattcat said...

Beautiful fountain on a beautiful day.

Halcyon said...

A really pretty fountain. I like the different levels of water.

Jacob said...

Just lovely! And all that green is quite a change from what is showing on so many blogs these days - and I'm afraid that people in the northern parts of the U.S. are getting blasted with another big snowstorm!

JM said...

I also like the different level of water. Beautiful!

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.