This fountain is on campus at work, and one morning I caught a nice rainbow in it! Not bad for a phone-camera-photo.
In Ponferrada, like all the other places we visited in Spain, there are lovely details at the center of roundabouts. The ever-present fountain, of course:
But there was this incredibly cool sculpture near our hotel:
The “film” is metal and the scenes are made by metal strips being bent to make the appropriate shadows. It’s so impressive – and each is a work of art in its own right.
We went walking in another direction, rather randomly, in Madrid. We ran into one of many many roundabouts with fountains. This one featured Neptune and I waited and timed the photo to get it without cars. I’m rather pleased by that.
Across the street from Neptune there was a shop ostensibly selling art, but that art looked a lot like tacky souvenirs to us. However, we enjoyed the storefront with all the statues watching the people walking by (if I knew how to stitch this into one long shot I would – you’ll have to do that mentally):
Technically this could be part of last week’s San Francisco series, because I did see this while I was out and about walking there. But it’s not that this was in San Francisco – it’s that this was something beautiful that caught my eye while I was out for a walk. I see so many people out walking but with their eyes on their phone or with headphones on and not really looking at the world around them. I think those people probably don’t always notice the random lovely things around them. I do know that at least one person stopped momentarily as I took this photo wondering if this was some landmark. If it is, I don’t know that. I just know I thought it was a beautiful fountain and I wanted to share it with you.