Fountains in London

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Fountains in London

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  • Josue C
    New Haven, CT508 contributions
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    On our walk through Kensington Gardens, we visited the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. I find the the area to be serene and peaceful. The fountain resembles a flowing river more than a traditional fountain. During warmer days, people can cool themselves by dipping their feet in the water, kids would splash around. Overall if you are walking around Kensington Gardens, pass by and visit the fountain, especially if you little ones.
    Written 31 October 2023
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,706 contributions
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    The Girl with the Dolphin fountain is located in St Katharines Wharf. It is in the shadow of Tower Bridge which makes for some great pictures.

    The Dolphin and the girl look like they are enjoying themselves.

    I visited in October 2023 and the fountain was not working and there was no water in the pool. Not sure why.
    Written 31 October 2023
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  • Greg
    Cambridge, UK5,209 contributions
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    A friend took me to Granary Square, close to Kings Cross Station, which is clearly developing into a hip, social and commercial district full of contemporary restaurants - e.g. Dishoom - with bars and design shops too. A portion of the square is taken up by fountains to the fore of a University of the Arts London building, canalside steps by the river and an area where pop-up amphitheatres take centre stage during the warmer months.

    The fountains are very cool to look at and picture during the nighttime and the warehouse-converted buildings are made up of workplaces, shops and hipster coffee houses.

    This will no doubt become an even more animated and vibrant area as the development continues nearby.
    Written 7 March 2020
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  • phat_dawg_21
    Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
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    This is one of two fountains that were included when the design of Trafalgar Square was completed in the 1830’s. They were installed in the early 1840’s to help neutralize the heat reflected off the hard asphalt surface.
    Written 20 October 2022
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  • Michel_Louise_2013
    Quebec City, Canada23,024 contributions
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    There are two monumental fountains on Trafalgar Square. The one located on the western position is dedicated to John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe (1859-1935), an admiral of the Royal Navy. Originally designed in 1845 by the british architect Sir Charles Barry (1795–1860), this fountain has been slightly modified in 1948 by the british architect Edwin Landseer Lutyens (1869-1944) who has conserved the Barry basins shape to which he added a central fountain as well as two sculptural groups composed of allegorical marine figures (characters from the world of mermaids, dolphins and sharks), works of the british sculptor Sir Charles Thomas Wheeler (1892- 1974). A bronze bust of Admiral Jellicoe, also realized by Sir Charles Thomas Wheeler, hangs on the north-east wall of Trafalgar Square, in front of the National Gallery.
    Written 19 August 2023
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
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    This fountain is located in Hyde Park, alongside Park Lane. It was completed in 1963 when Park Lane was widened.

    It depicts two bronze figures holding hands while appearing to dance above the water, with four bronze children emerging from the pool.

    On our visit, there was no water coming and it looked a little bit silly as the figures were dancing in the air.
    Written 7 July 2022
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,706 contributions
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    Sadly you will be disappointed if you wish to seek refreshment from the Cornhill Fountain however there is an ornate replica of the foundation not far from the Mansion House in Cornhill.

    It's not very big and there are no places around the fountain to sit and rest but it's a unique piece of London architecture.
    Written 5 March 2023
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  • Nicholas H
    London, UK20,576 contributions
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    One of two fountains in the lovely Rose Garden in Hyde Park, a beautifully tranquil place right in the heart of a London. The bronze carving of the hunting goddess shooting an arrow was created by Countess Feodora Gleichen, who was the first woman member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. It was installed in 1906. It’s surrounded by benches, so it can be admired while relaxing in lovely surroundings.
    Written 18 March 2020
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland18,476 contributions
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    The fountain sits in the Duck pond at St.James Park. The birds and scenery are all excellent and a great place to walk around.
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland18,476 contributions
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    This memorial is a beautiful water feature with a surrounding garden covered Ian nice flowers. Seats to sit on opposite which is good.
    Written 28 June 2023
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK179,658 contributions
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    This monument is in tribute to Henry Fawcett, a politician and academic best known for introducing parcel post, postal orders amongst other innovations. The monument features a bronze plaque with a profile portrait of Fawcett in low relief as well as a fountain where the water exits through the mouth of a fish sculpture.
    Written 29 October 2021
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  • Nicholas H
    London, UK20,576 contributions
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    This touching drinking fountain was erected in 1861 by the Metropolitan Free Drinking Fountains Association as part of a campaign to combat cholera and make safe water available to the poor. It was originally located on the forecourt of the Royal Exchange, but was moved to its present site to make way for the London Troops War Memorial. The statue of Temperance is elegant and affecting, while the base of the central plinth has a nice (and original) bronze plaque describing its origin. There are a number of bronze fish set into the plinth. One of the more interesting drinking fountains in the City.
    Written 9 November 2019
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  • Wandering Wonderings
    Hastings, UK3,251 contributions
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    Another fascinating feature of London. Apparently, drinking fountains were all the rage after this one appeared. This one has a very stern warning to replace the cup. Not sure that anyone needs to these days, what with the 2 cups chained to the fountain!
    Written 3 May 2018
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  • Nicholas H
    London, UK20,576 contributions
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    The fountain takes its name from the nickname of its donor, Sir Cowasjee Jehangir who was known as Ready Money. The gift was a thank you for the protection given to the Parsi minority in India during the years of British rule. Built in 1869, it's made of ten tonnes of Sicilian marble and four tonnes of red Aberdeen granite and is located in the middle of the Broad Walk in Regents Park. It was unveiled by the future Queen Mary. Its stands out as one of the major features in the park.
    Written 3 June 2019
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