Tuesday, August 26, 2008

F is for Fountain in ABC Wednesday

According to Wikipedia:

A traditional fountain is an arrangement where water issues from a source (Latin fons), fills a basin of some kind, and is drained away.
And furthermore:
One of the most common features of a fountain, if there is enough pressure, is a jet or multiple jets, where water is forced into the air under pressure to some height.
The examples I'll show you feature the same fountain. It is located in Byparken, Bergen, Norway. The pictures were taken at different times using different equipment from different angles. Only the fountain and the photographer were the same.

August 2008

May 2006

April 2008


Today's post is part of the the third round of ABC Wednesday. The founder, Denise Nesbitt, has changed the rules to make the system more practical. There is now a no-comment blog where you can post a copy or short version of your post with a link-back to your original post for the full version and comments. Scanning through this no-comment blog will give you a nice Encyclopedia of Es! She has also set up a new site where you can log on via Mr. Linky if you want to do that.

50 comments:

Liz said...

That's a very large - and lovely - fountain.

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

A great and fantastic looking FOUNTAIN ,
Runee, this is my favorite I love water, because they are traditional,I haven't seen this while we were in BERGEN, thnaks for showing.

I am showing different all "face's" for ABC-wednesday, and I hope you like them, visit: www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

Greetings from JoAnn's-D-Eyes

ArneA said...

Loking forward to see your fountain in desember and January

Ackworth Born said...

I'll have to try and find time to look more closely again at these fountains - my internet speed has dropped tonight - a temporary glitch I hope as I've quite a bit of things to do over the coming week.

My fountain this week is just an additional afterthought - I did fountain last time round I think.

Anu said...

That's a great looking and large fountain.
Check out my 'F' for FLYOVER here.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

those fountains really do suit the town they are located in - bright, clean, sparkling

Ivar Ivrig said...

Flott fontene. Litt bråkete bakgrunn på det første bildet, ellers tipp topp :-)

Dina said...

Any way you look at it, it's a beautiful and graceful fountain. And you have looked at it from every which way!

Granny Smith said...

This is a lovely fountain, and your different angles of photography let us see its placement in the city. I especially like the May one, with it's view of houses on the hill.

ellen b. said...

Fabulous Fountain Fanning Far! Great fotos! Happy week to you....

kjpweb said...

Great "F"'s. The last two seem to be from totally different places! Good to see both sides! :)

Reader Wil said...

I love this fountain in Bergen! I happened to be in Bergen in May 2005. Wonderful photos!

Nydia said...

What a beautiful fountain! Looks like I'm admiring three different ones, though!

Great post, as usual.

Kisses from Nydia.

John said...

Alle tre var meget flotte, men komposisjonen i nr.2 gjør det til min favoritt. Well captured, Rune!

Aileni said...

Excellent, made for theme.

leslie said...

Fabulous photos of fountains! I love how you shared them from different times of the year.

Texas Travelers said...

Nice fountains.
Great photos of fountains.
Good work.

Thanks for the visit,
Troy

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Splendid... awesome! I thought of fountain but alas, could not find any here.
Yours is beautiful! Graceful and I am sure is sounds pretty neat as well.
Mountain Retreat

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Very pretty! I love fountains, especially when the wind blows the spray on you as you walk nearby!

Paz said...

Beautiful scenes. I love your photos!

Paz

babooshka said...

Spectaucular fountains. Wonderful choice. Not something we have mcuh call for here.

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

Et kjempefint bidrag til dagens bokstav!

onangelwings said...

I love fountains. These pictures are wonderful.

Louise said...

Wow! The same fountain. Just amazing.

Bear Naked said...

Your Fountain photos are Fantastic.
Fabulous Fun on ABC Wednesday.

Bear((( )))

CaBaCuRl said...

Thanks for a beautiful series of photographs, in different seasons. I find fountains very calming & cooling.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Nice city fountains. They seem to always attract birds to the area.

naturglede said...

Så vakre bilder. De er som de mest eksklusive postkort. Likte best vårbildet fra 2006. Ha en fin dag.

Tash said...

Reminds me of the one in Geneva, Switzerland. This one is very impressive indeed.

Gary said...

Very impressive fountain, and greta photographs as usual. Love the second one.

Great post.

Gary

Denise said...

What a magestic fountain Rune, certainly a fantastic subject for today.

Ackworth Born said...

Very nice autumnal browns in the first - I especially love the May blossom thought and agree with Arne that it will be interesting to see a winter shot.

Lara said...

beautiful light in the first photos, and equally beautiful sights in the following!

Gordon said...

A lovely fountain, and I love the way you have displayed it in different ways.

Middle Ditch said...

I'm following the F .... flights, fish, ferries and now gorgeous fountains.

Right, off to the next F.

Arija said...

What a magical place to live in. Your photos do justice to your surroundings. I too love wayside flowers.

Arija said...

What a magical place to live in. Your photos do justice to your surroundings. I too love wayside flowers.

Ida said...

Flott serie, sett fra ulike steder rundt vannet.
Lyset på det første bildet er utolig vakkert! :)

D Herrod said...

Very nice. Love the fountains.

Columbo said...

Awesome posting for ABC Wednesday. Fountains are great subject matter. I love to take fountain shots and you certainly captured some great shots here.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

Fountains make good subjects for photography and a great 'F' post.

Had a busy summer so not had much time to work on blogging or commenting, that should chnge soon.

Tommy said...

those are really cool fountains and a perfect "F"

magiceye said...

that was lovely!

Powell River Books said...

Norway is such a beautiful country. Thank you for sharing your pictures with us. My contribution is about a special farm that used to located near my town in Coastal BC. I invite you to come see. -- Margy

Neva said...

Beautiful fountain pictures!I love the pink tree!

Abraham Lincoln said...

My neighbor has one of these in his swimming pool. And it runs day and night. Lots of splashing sounds.

I like you photography.

Barbara Martin said...

Very nice to see different angles and see the spray.

Louis la Vache said...

Your Fountains are a Fine choice For "F" Wednesday.

"Louis" really likes the sailing ships in your masthead photo!

kouji said...

lovely fountain. :) and i especially like the tree in the foreground, in bloom.

kml said...

The second photo is so beautiful - the houses on the hill have a great view of the fountain!