Cee’s Black & White Challenge: This 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.
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.
I 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.
12 thoughts on “KRINAIAI, the Naiads of fountains”
I love the details of these masterpieces. One wonders how long it would take to build this.
I rather fell in love with the fountains in Geneva, but this was by far the most ornate one.
That’s a serious fountain Jude!
I am rather fond of the Trevi myself.
regards as always, Pete. x
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!
My favourite is the one from the statue’s POV – fountain-3 Nice perspective.
Oh yes, a wonderful view over the lake and fountain!
Lovely fountain images, Jude. They look so good in B&W. 🙂
Thanks Sylvia. Much appreciated.
Wonderful black and white statues. Great for this week’s open topic.
Thank you Cee 🙂
Great in monochrome…the statues are very expressive
They are beautifully made.
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