Fountain of Youth

© Jean B. Hall

Fountain of Youth

Uploaded: October 15, 2008

Description

This wonderful figure is part of the bronze “Fountain of Youth,” situated right in the middle of the main shopping street (Kaiserstrasse) of Karlsruhe, Germany. It was created by Karl-Henning Seemann between 1983 and 1985 and installed the following year, and it consists of a tower of older people diving into the fountain and rising out young again.

There is also a frisky little lamb bounding out of the water. Very appropriate, since the intersecting street is Lammstrasse (Lamb Street). In fact, the fountain is sometimes called the “Fountain of the Lamb,” as well as “Rejuvenation.” Whatever name it goes by, however, this photo always makes me smile when I look at it. Maybe I should have dipped my sore, arthritic feet in it while I was there to see what happened!



Comments

Nancy (Peaches) Harker October 15, 2008

BEAUTIFUL!!! Cool Statue! #1017036

Jean B. Hall October 15, 2008

Thanks so much, Nancy. This figure just makes me feel so good. I hope it has the same effect on everybody who sees it. She just seems so happy, as if all her pains and troubles had been washed away. #6604882

Barbara Waldoch level-classic October 15, 2008

Lovely shot, Jean! #6605068

Patti Coblentz October 15, 2008

It does, indeed, make you smile! The photgraph and subject are both amazing. I love this photo! Patti #6605145

Jean B. Hall October 15, 2008

Thank you very much, Patti! #6605148

Courtenay Vanderbilt October 15, 2008

Playing catch up Jean, been a little busy. Love your recent posts, especially the sentiment in this one! #6605750

Jean B. Hall October 15, 2008

Thanks a lot Courtenay. I felt really out of touch while we were in Germany and had no web access except the Internet cafe a couple of blocks away. Really appreciate your support and encouragement! #6606075

Jean B. Hall October 15, 2008

Oh, dear. Forgot to thank you too, Barbara. Didn't mean to leave you out. IT's always a pleasure to hear from you! #6606087

Courtenay Vanderbilt October 15, 2008

I know how you feel! I feel out of touch if I miss a day or two!!! LOL #6606099

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 15, 2008

I would take a bath a day there.... great capture! #6606275

Robert K. Bemus level-classic October 15, 2008

Lovely find and capture, Jean!! #6606585

Connie J. Bagot October 16, 2008

Very cool image and great explanation. Great job Jean. #6608730

Jean B. Hall October 16, 2008

Thank you so uch Stefania, Robert, and Connie. Your encouraging comments are much appreciated! #6610550

Michael Lynch November 03, 2008

Interesting shot, well composed and you take the time to research and present informative writeups. I applaud you !!! #6703558

Jean B. Hall November 03, 2008

Thanks you very much, Michael. I just love this picture. It makes me smile every time I see it.

I'm glad you enjoy the write-ups too. I feel I'm learning so much as I research things I saw and wanted to know about.

Didn't know the name of this fountain, for instance, when I saw it. Fortunately, I took a another photo of the bronze plate in the street beside it that gave the artist's name. Then I googled his name with other key words to find out more. #6704081


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