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Fountain Series: Urban (3) – San Luis Potosí

A fountain in San Luis Potosí, Mexico

A fountain in San Luis Potosí, Mexico

This wonderfully burbly fountain is from a city in Mexico called San Luis Potosí. According to Wikipedia, “The city is named after Louis IX of France (also known in Mexico as San Luis Rey de Francia; Saint Louis, King of France), who is the city’s patron saint. Potosí was added in reference to the fabulously rich mines of Potosí, Bolivia, discovered some forty years before the city was founded, as the exploitation of silver and gold mines in Cerro de San Pedro near San Luis was the main reason for the founding of the city in 1592.” As you can see from the buildings behind the fountain, the city centre has a rich colonial heritage.

April’s Fountain Photo Challenge theme is Urban — fountains in a city or town setting.


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Random Fridays: Autumn Leaves

Autumn leaves against a shiny office tower reflecting the sky and another building.

Autumn leaves against a shiny office tower reflecting the sky and another building.

Most native Australian trees don’t lose their leaves when autumn comes, but the imports certainly do. This plane tree near Circular Quay in Sydney is displaying about as much autumnal colour as we get. With late afternoon sun shining through the leaves, they glow against the reflection of the pure blue sky seen in an office tower behind.


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Colour Your World: Tan

A building in Nuevo Progreso, Mexico

A building in Nuevo Progreso, Mexico

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Nuevo Progreso is a small town just across the Rio Grande River from Texas. It thrives on the proximity to hundreds of thousands of “snowbirds” — retired Canadians and Americans who migrate south for the winter. Living in towns such as Brownsville, McAllen and Harlingen (in my parents’ case!), these Winter Texans walk across the bridge into Progreso for prescription medicines, souvenirs, dental work — and eating, drinking and dancing!
(Color Your World Challenge: Tan)


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Fountain Series: Urban (1) – London

Fountain in the City of London

Fountain in the City of London

These two fountains were photographed in the City of London, often called simply “the City”. It’s one of two London districts given city status, the other being the City of Westminster.

Fountain in the City of London

Fountain in the City of London

April’s Fountain Photo Challenge theme is Urban — fountains in a city or town setting.


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