After the dreary fountains that have been (not) springing up in Greenwich recently I wasn’t really surprised when Stephen pointed out that the fountain at the top of the hill in Greenwich Park, at the crossroads, had disappeared.
I’m not talking about the fancy marble affair that’s in the back of Stephen’s shot, by the way, I’m talking about the much more functional, but rather less pretty one that used to be in the forefront of the shot.
It really wasn’t a looker – I never took a photo of it – though you’ll find one about half way down the page here. A rather ugly brick wall with a couple of primary-school style handbasins. Still, it had been a facility and now it wasn’t.
But now, it’s got a replacement. Hurrah – and I’m not sure anyone other than Stephen has noticed.
Much more elegant and it’s nice to see it back. I guess it might have been easier to fill a dog bowl or soak a runner’s towel with the old basins but this is essentially an ornamental park and I really like this.
It’s nice to be able to report a Greenwich fountain that a) looks good and b) actually works.
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