Photo Journal

[Photo Journal] Water Fountains Around Europe


Myra here.

Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.

One of the things that captured my attention in Europe was the ingeniously-crafted water fountain. They were not your ordinary water dispensers – they are works of art in themselves. I think I must have a few more somewhere but these are the ones I managed to find from my archive of photos during my travels in Europe earlier this year.

Munich, Germany


“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
― Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad

Salzburg, Austria


“Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container.”
― Wallace Stevens

Rome, Italy


“In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence.”
― Kahlil Gibran

Madrid, Spain


“High and fine literature is wine, and mine is only water; but everybody likes water.”
― Mark Twain


“Life in us is like the water in a river.”
― Henry David Thoreau

Zurich, Switzerland

“They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.”
― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Which one caught your eye?

2 comments on “[Photo Journal] Water Fountains Around Europe

  1. Wow! They’re all gorgeous! Great pics!


  2. Very cool! I really like the one from Germany.


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