Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Fountains

Fountains Amthausplatz 3

We used to have a normal fountain on one of our main squares in Solothurn, Switzerland. One day someone had a dream and  modernised it. No-one really likes it.

Closeup Fountain, St. Urs.
This guy is one of the two fountains in front of the St. Urs cathedral in Solothurn, Switzerland

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More by chance than an intended fountain – the overflow from the river

Fountain at Cemetery St. Kathrinen

At the local cemetary

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Fountains

17 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Fountains

  1. I think (I’m guessing) that the second one with the guy and his stick/rod/staff may be Moses, based on the biblical story of him striking the rock with his staff to produce water.

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      • The depiction of Moses with horns likely originated from the Latin Vulgate mistranslation of the Hebrew text from Exodus: “And when Moses came down from the Mount Sinai, he held the two tables of the testimony, and he knew not that his face was horned from the conversation of the Lord. And Aaron and the children of Israel seeing the face of Moses horned, were afraid to come near.” (Exodus 34:29–30” Some have interpreted the horns as divine light emanating from Moses. A more contemporary, accurate translation of the text from the NRSV does not refer to Moses as having horns: “Moses came down from Mount Sinai. As he came down from the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant in his hand, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of his face was shining, and they were afraid to come near him.”

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    • I like to think of it as black humour. Mr. Swiss has Swiss humour (yes, it does exists, although I have not yet found it). He just tells me that not everyone understands my sense of humour.

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      • …not everyone understands my sense of humour. My family often tell me that, too. My humor is the off-beat Scottish-Irish kind and I’m living my life among well organized, prudent Mennonite folks of primarily Dutch-German origins, so you can imagine how I’m frowned on be-times. 🙂

        I also think the “modern” fountain is blah, if you want to inform the local powers. Tell them, “Strong popular opinion indicates…”

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