Archive for the tag 'Fountain'

6 Comments CherryPie on Jan 15th 2013

The water canons that are part of the fountain display are easier to see in the second two photos.  They were not operating when we walked through the gardens.  Here is a lovely black and white video of the fountains, water canons and the underground pumps, dating back to around the 1960s (I think). You [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 12th 2013

4 Comments CherryPie on Dec 8th 2012

10 Comments CherryPie on Dec 7th 2012

The Fontaine Saint-Michel is located in Place Saint-Michel.  The statue above the fountain depicts Archangel Michael and the devil, sculptured by Francisque Joseph Duret. In the foreground there are two winged dragons that were sculpted by Henri Alfred Jacquemart.
Those are just two of the nine sculptors whose work is featured in the fountain.

14 Comments CherryPie on Dec 6th 2012

In my post showing photos of the Italian Garden at Arley Arboretum I was asked what the trees lining the wall were and at the time I didn’t know. I have now found out that they are Silver Lime trees (Tilia tomentosa) and the interlocking of the branches is pleaching which is a term [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Nov 10th 2012

The entrance leaflet to the garden states that it is one of the oldest Arboreta in Britain and gives a brief background detail of the delights that are in store:

The Arboretum was originally planned by Earl Mountnorris around 1800, and it is thanks to his botanical knowledge, discoveries , and foresight, that the Arboretum is [...]

17 Comments CherryPie on Nov 7th 2012

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