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Exodus
Dec 12, 2006, 1:31 PM
I got this idea from a thread in the southern cities board. Anyways, show some fountains please.

Detroit

Dodge Fountain - Hart Plaza
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/45/7424021f727b098b58499eec5e24e52e-.jpg

Russel Alger Fountain - Grand Circus Park
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/45/021b686fa2b15d395a913b7923b770c3.jpg

Edison Fountain - Grand Circus Park
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/45/503aef8716e38f1ff5ee40f809e18b25-.jpg

Woodward Fountain - Campus Martius
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/45/2090c7f9e59b4c8b3451d08f5b81843b-.jpg


Scott Fountain - Belle Isle: not downtown, but too nice not to show
http://detroit1701.org/Graphics/Fountain.jpg

Rackham Fountain - Detroit Zoo: Another one that's not in Downtown, but too good not to show
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/45/6401afa269118f6bdfd46821ee4eb4f2-.jpg

Note: I did not take these pics myself.

crisco disco o o
Dec 12, 2006, 1:54 PM
Atlanta - Centennial Olympic Park. Does this count?
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e139/starsareprojectorsyeah/COP_fountain_kids.jpg

Exodus
Dec 12, 2006, 2:00 PM
Atlanta - Centennial Olympic Park. Does this count?
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e139/starsareprojectorsyeah/COP_fountain_kids.jpgI don't see why not. Nice looking plaza btw.

raph93
Dec 12, 2006, 2:26 PM
Central Park - New York City

http://raph93.free.fr/NEW.YORK.2006/6.CENTRAL.PARK/IMG_2383.jpg

KevinFromTexas
Dec 12, 2006, 4:45 PM
Nothing too big here. Just a few that I took some pictures of in Waco 2 weeks ago.

At Baylor University.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b234/KevinFromTexas/Waco%20November%2026%202006/P1030285EDIT2.jpg

Downtown at the convention center.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b234/KevinFromTexas/Waco%20November%2026%202006/P1030441EDIT.jpg

Infront of city hall.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b234/KevinFromTexas/Waco%20November%2026%202006/P1030443EDIT.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b234/KevinFromTexas/Waco%20November%2026%202006/P1030445EDIT.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b234/KevinFromTexas/Waco%20November%2026%202006/P1030459EDIT.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b234/KevinFromTexas/Waco%20November%2026%202006/P1030457EDIT.jpg

flar
Dec 12, 2006, 4:59 PM
Fountain in Gore Park, Hamilton Ontario

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/segaert/finale/00063.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/segaert/downtown%20hamilton/44.jpg

a-k
Dec 24, 2006, 12:47 AM
http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/513/hilevelwterfall1nzow9.jpg

hello, this is from Edmonton Canada...i think it kind of qualifies as a fountain..or waterfall

hauntedheadnc
Dec 24, 2006, 1:15 AM
Fountains at Biltmore House. Some of these are dry because they're either turned off in the winter or it's just too much of a pain in the ass to get them working again. One inside the house is turned off because when on, it leaks into the employee breakroom.

http://www.stat.ohio-state.edu/~brian/hobbies/travel/pics/biltmore.jpg

http://www.ericandleandra.com/photos/asheville/day3/images/fountain.jpg

http://p.vtourist.com/1041745-one_of_many_fountains_at_the_biltmore_estate-Asheville.jpg

http://p.vtourist.com/1363000-small_fountain_pots-Asheville.jpg

http://p.vtourist.com/834702-one_of_many_fountains-Asheville.jpg

Here's one downtown. The fountain the little girl is bending to drink from doesn't work, but the one on the other side of the pole did. However, when the piece is reinstalled after the big Pack Square renovation downtown, it won't anymore, sadly. The Pack Square Conservancy says there's too much maintenance and liability in keeping it working.

http://p.vtourist.com/2255210-whimsical_statuary-Asheville.jpg

Here's a Christmasy view of the same fountain, an advertisement for the Asheville Ballet's annual performance of The Nutcracker.

http://www.ashevilleballet.com/images/sarah_fountain.JPG

One of the fountains at the North Carolina Arboretum. There are three or four total around the main building.

http://www.wncfilm.net/locations/ncarboretum-b.jpg

My big complaint with the commercial areas of town is that there just aren't enough fountains. It rains all the time here, so you know we have the water to spare. I'd really like to see some more, especially downtown, and I think Biltmore Village could benefit from a nice one also. There will be at least three added to downtown when the Pack Square renovation is completed, but they're all modern and abstract, and not the kind I would really prefer. I'm more a fan of the Tyler Davidson school of fountain design.