Saturday, June 11, 2011

Non functioning! (Your Sunday Best.)

"Art is not a mirror with which to reflect the world,
but a hammer with which to shape it.
                               Vladimir Mayakovsky 
 



 Just like many non functioning  items from our past, they now become art.
 I was thirsty and came upon this old water fountain in the city. I can appreciate it for what it has become. I had to buy some water in a functional (questionable) water bottle.

http://www.aruraljournal.com/2011/06/your-sunday-best-week-10.html

YourSundayBest

Later

15 comments:

  1. I can just see that old fountain transformed as a beautiful bird bath! :)

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  2. So many things grow more interesting with age. The right eye can see them as art.

    Not sure about comparing art to a hammer. That may be a little harsh unless the viewer is a bit dense and expects logic and common sense instead of ideas and dreams.

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  3. it has to be a bird bath....

    it could also be used as a planter, with some long flowing vines....

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  4. I like how the shadows form a strong part of the pic.

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  5. Jep some people see art in everything.... I never got the whater fountain thing...

    But i sure like me some water!

    Leontien

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  6. I love the angle of the shot. Hope you didn't get dehydrated!

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  7. Another practical piece of nostalgia that no longer has a place. Great shot, B.

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  8. You captured the shadow well.
    In our city and other cities I have visited the fountain would be removed and replaced with a modern one...not the case up there?

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  9. The angle, the shadow, the nostalgic appeal - all add up to a great image!

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  10. I remember being a kid and ever time I saw a water fountain running to drink out of it. There is just something wonderfully magical about squirting water. Good memories.

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  11. great shot, it's been years since i used one of the drinking fountains.

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  12. And thanks so much for linking up to YSB this week! I truly appreciate it.

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  13. I'm with you... Great art, questionable water source.

    Blessings, Debbie

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  14. oh i just love that quote!

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