Contemporary fountains

Contemporary designs – and links to other bloggers.

Although most of the fountains you’ve seen me highlight, thus far, have been of a classical design, you’ve also seen a few with a more contemporary style – like the Münsterhof fountain so enjoyed by that dog late last week. Today I thought I’d highlight a few more of the contemporary designs I’ve found… all quite different!

Some of Zürich’s public fountains are more contemporary, like this one in St. Peter’s square. As most do, this includes a doggy bowl too!
One of the “swan” fountains in Zürich. Swans are quite common in the lake and river nearby.
An interesting fountain with three sculpted female figures, in Unterstrass. Oddly, someone put mango peels on two of the heads!
A contemporary fountain tucked into a courtyard in Altstadt. From the inscriptions, it may (?) be a war memorial for Vietnam veterans.

As usual, I show only a few photos here, and only at a small size; these and eight other photos were added to the gallery today, starting here.

PS. It turns out other bloggers have highlighted Zurich’s fountains, including Annette’s bucket-list journey (I’ve found almost of of those she photographed), Anita’s sane travel blog (same!), and Tall Stories 33, a 5-minute audio blog, which claims Zürich has more fountains than any other city in the world, approximately 1,200. The latter provides some interesting historic background. Indeed, I’ve noticed many fountains labeled with dates from the early 1700s.

Author: dfkotz

David Kotz is an outdoor enthusiast, traveller, husband, and father of three. He is also a Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College.

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