KRINAIAI, the Naiads of fountains

Cee’s Black & White ChallengeThis black and white challenge is topic related but this week there is no theme.

So I thought I’d take the opportunity to feature one of my favourite fountains  in the Jardin Anglais in Geneva, Switzerland.


This large bronze fountain with its superposed basins borne by naiads was the work of the Parisian sculptor Alexis André in 1862.

KRINAIAI, the Naiads of fountains
KRINAIAI, the Naiads of fountains

THE NAIADES were fresh-water Nymphs who inhabited the rivers, streams, lakes, marshes, fountains and springs of the earth. They were immortal, minor divinities who were invited to attend the assemblies of the gods on Mount Olympos.

fountain-3fountain-2I am combining this post with this week’s Travel Theme challenge from Ailsa of “Where’s My Backpack?” who has written an interesting article about statues in Rome and is now urging everyone to find some suitable STATUES to join her this week. If you would like to join in with her challenge then please do.  Everyone is welcome.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

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    1. Trevi is a beauty, though I suspect not as easy to photograph because of the crowds. I don’t even think I took a photo on my one and only visit – a very long tome ago!

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