Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Not the stargate?


This is the Julie Penrose Fountain at America the Beautiful park in Colorado Springs. The park is named after the poem that Kathryn Lee Bates wrote after visiting Pikes Peak. The most prominent features of the park is the Julie Penrose Fountain which "is a sculptural fountain representing the life-giving movement of water between the atmosphere and the earth."

Due to budget constraints, the city of Colorado Springs cannot fund the operation of the fountain. If you're interested in donating some money to help the fountain, please visit The Friends of Julie Penrose Fountain.

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12 comments:

Erin said...

a gorgeous sculptural piece...love the way the water falls from it...
a great subject for photos.
i suppose just running the recirculating pump (assuming how the water is run through it) costs a fortune?
enjoyed this post.

T and S said...

Beautiful post and a generous gesture Russ.

Bryan said...

It may be missing the dialing symbols, but this totally does look like a stargate.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous post, terrific shot! Love the fountain, it's stunning, different, fascinating!

Gaelyn said...

This may have to be accepted as a beautiful sculpture without fountains of water to burn up electricity until some other way of operation occurs. It is lovely the less.

ms toast burner said...

Well, Jeez Louise! What a flippin' nice statue! And golly gee willikers, Russ those are dog gone great photos of the fecker!

;-)

Photo Cache said...

Why did you quell my hopes for a real life stargate?

Really funky sculpture.

SandyCarlson said...

Ah, very, very beautiful!

VALKYRIEN said...

Fabulous shots of the fountain! You could have fooled me, it really looks like the Stargate! The last dark one is stunningly beautiful!

Louise said...

That is so cool! It's so cool it's OK that it's not the Stargate!

Linnea W said...

Beautiful views of this fountain. It seems like budget cuts are putting a stop to all the "fun" things in the cities!

Russ said...

Thanks everyone!