Saturday, August 6, 2011

Saturday Snapshot - Paris Water Fountains


When hub and I were in Paris last May we kept coming across these beautiful sculptures, each one exactly the same and each one with a stream of water running down the middle. It didn't take long to realize, after seeing a number of people filling empty bottles, that these were the Parisians' answer to drinking fountains. 

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21 comments:

trailsofthepen said...

Quite a different take to drinking fountains alright :D

Kaye said...

Wow, that is different! Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your photo.

Lisa@ButteryBooks said...

That is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time. Water fountains are usually not a pretty site. I love how they made them a work of art.

Dizzy C said...

Very impressive drinking fountains.

Have a great weekend

carol

Jennifer said...

You know, I've been to Paris, and I didn't make the connection. Oops. Great picture.

Louise said...

I've been to Paris twice now, but don't think I ever noticed these. Yet another reason to go back!

storygal said...

Never been to Paris, but what an interesting concept. Statue that's a water fountain all in one. Very neat!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I want to visit Paris...and London and Berlin and Prague. And Dublin.

Okay, I want to visit all the places my eldest son has lived or toured.

And I love that sculptured drinking fountain!

Thanks for sharing....

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Paulita said...

Seriously? I've been to Paris 9 times and didn't know this.

Wanda said...

I feel kind of pathetic now for always picturing Parisians drinking wine in my mind's eye. What a beautiful and creative take on a water fountain!

Vicki said...

That's the fanciest water fountain I've ever seen! I've wanted to visit Paris since I was very young. One day maybe...
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Helen's Book Blog said...

Those have to be the best drinking fountains ever! How did I not notice those when I was in Paris?!

bermudaonion said...

I don't remember seeing those, but it's been 18 years since I've been to Paris.

Cath said...

How beautiful. I didn't know that about Paris but am not surprised.

Alyce said...

I never would have guessed! How classy! :)

Irish said...

I wish more drinking fountains looked like this! So pretty.

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

That.Is.So. COOL! I love it!! What a fantastic idea. I so want to visit Paris. Next on my wish list!

Beachreader said...

I haven't made it to Paris yet, but those fabulous drinking fountains are one more reason to visit. :)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

What a pretty fountain.

Leslie said...

I would have thought they were pieces of art with a fountain. How clever.

gautami tripathy said...

Terrific photos!

Here is my Saturday Snapshot post!