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One photo, three fountains

Three fountains in Hyde Park, Sydney

Three fountains in Hyde Park, Sydney

The first fountain is pretty obvious! Behind it (artfully out of focus) is the one I’ve dubbed the Infinity Fountain. And way in the back, no more than a twinkle of bokeh glimpsed through the tree trunks, is the sun-sparkled spray of the Archibald Fountain.

December’s Fountain Challenge theme is Whatever.


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Infinity fountain, Hyde Park, Sydney

This fountain jets straight up, then drips over the side of the large saucer.

This fountain jets straight up, then drips over the side of the large saucer.

I’m sure this fountain is not called The Infinity Fountain, but I have no idea what it IS called. Google “fountains Hyde Park Sydney” and all you get is the Archibald Fountain and a defunct burbler (which I may photograph for January if I get my act together, though I’ve read it’s being restored so it may no longer be defunct!). But I digress. I’ve dubbed this The Infinity Fountain because, as with an infinity swimming pool, the water laps gently towards the rim and then trickles over, falling in light-catching droplets like pearls on a string.

December’s fountain theme is Whatever. I’ve been quite a slacker with blogging recently, so this suits me!


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Fountain Series: Fun – The Fountain of Giant Soap Bubbles

Archibald Fountain, Sydney - plus giant soap bubbles

Archibald Fountain, Sydney – plus giant soap bubbles

Okay, so I’m stretching the interpretation of September’s theme of “fountains that are fun/fountains that make you smile“. The very staid and grand Archibald Fountain in Sydney’s Hyde Park does not spew out giant soap bubbles, despite the impression given in the photo above (how cool would that be if it did, though?).

But I certainly smiled when I came across this scene … and as for “fun”, this girl has no doubts.

Fun? Just look at this girl.

Fun? Just look at this girl.

And here’s the source of the giant soap bubbles. I have no idea who he is, but I often see him around Archibald Fountain, bringing smiles and laughs to young and old alike. I just call him The Bubble Man.

The Bubble Man

The Bubble Man


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Suspended – between earth and sky

Just for a moment, these people hang between earth and sky, touching nothing. Gravity being what it is, though, you know they’ll come crashing down!

(I thought it was time for more colour and fun, after my last two rather sombre black-and-white posts.)


Here is another photo of the acrobats – she is standing on one foot on his hands!