Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Drinking Fountain


A different take on water today.  The spout of an old drinking fountain in the City of London.  The fountain is thought to date back to the 12th century, however it has been moved a couple of times.  The wolf's head is as a tribute to the last wolf killed n London.  Appropriate for the financial district perhaps?

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10 comments:

Andy said...

Interest little bit of history. I like your comment about wolves.

John said...

The financial wolves have an amazing ability to keep reintroducing themselves, unlike the real ones.

Bill Nicholls said...

Quite apt I thing as there are plenty of Wolf's there

Sharon Anck said...

Ahhh…very appropriate.

westendmum said...

Nice!
WEM
x

William Kendall said...

It's a very distinctive looking fountain sculpture. It looks fierce.

Jack said...

Mo, this is terrific!

Babzy said...

nice detail :)

Adullamite said...

Ah the Aldgate pump! Great shot of the wolf!
That was added before the Great War to commemorate the last wolf shot in London, but when was that I ask? The masses around will not realise how important clean water was in the 19th century, not as they down their champagne.

Stefan Jansson said...

And where is the water? You have to back now and fix that...