Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Fountains! There are hundreds of them here - everywhere you go. Even a country town like Imsallata has a massive one. There are fountains at roundabouts, and in parks. The style is modernist, generally. I suppose they were built in the last two decades. There's an exception in Green Square. It's neo-classical. Four horses, appearing to fight their way up out of the water. Eye-catching. Presumably it was built by the Italian colonialists. It works wonderfully: water jets 15 foot high. None of the others do: they're all choked with dust and sand, receptacles for rubbish.