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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Cleaning Tyler Davidson Fountain - Cincinnati USA

Good morning,

My Honey and I were downtown and found our city's centerpiece,the Tyler Davidson Fountain getting a bath.
The fountain is drained each Fall and reopened in the Spring in time for the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Game.
It is fun to see the workers standing among the figures at the base of the fountain.
The fountain has been in at least four different locations within a half city block since I was a child.  It was originally in the center of Fifth Street, but was moved into a block of its own many years later.

When operational, these lights provide a spectacular view of the fountain.
 More detailed information is available here on Wikipedia.

It was fun to see the fountain being cleaned.  We've taken pictures of the fountain when operational in years past, but I think it will be time to get some more next Spring.  ;)

All the best,
 Lois

14 comments:

Jan n Jer said...

Nice to see this beautiful fountain is being well cared for! Bet the birds are going to miss it this winter!

Michelle said...

A beautiful structure. Glad to see it is being taken care of.

TexWisGirl said...

that's something you just don't think about as a job. :)

VP said...

Fountains need to be cleaned, and this one is gorgeous!

VP said...

Fountains need to be cleaned, and this one is gorgeous!

Sherry said...

An elegant structure. Good to see the City takes care of it.

Bob Bushell (Male, I think) said...

What a job, great and pleasing. Cleaning the anything, the Tower of Liberty, lol.

Faye said...

Love the kind of photography focusing on the unexpected. One gardener/photographer whom I admired always said to not forget to look over your shoulders for the best photos.

Pamela Gordon said...

That would be quite a project. I'd like to see it with the coloured lights on and the water spraying. Next spring. :)

rkbsnana said...

Just dropped in to say hi. No need to respond as I have been blogging very little.

Annmarie Pipa said...

very interesting!! I have never seen any workers cleaning fountians!

Ann Nichols said...

That is fun! How interesting that it has changed places four times!
Be sure to enter my give-a-way!
Blessings!
Ann

Rose said...

I bet it takes patience to clean some of it!

Elaine said...

Fun to happen upon an event like this! You see the fountain all the time, but the cleaning operation is a story in itself.