For the past few weeks, I’ve been taking photos of fountains in our local area here in N.E. Switzerland, some in our little town, others in St Gallen, our nearest city. There’s quite a variety…
First up – our town’s version of the Jet d’Eau in Geneva.
A little closer to the harbour is the Nymph Fountain, with two nymphs and a satyr. It’s had a few changes of location in the past hundred years or so, due to the naked state of the figures and what was deemed respectable at the time. At one point, they were even draped with cloths to protect their decency…
The next one’s in St Gallen, and it caused a bit of a stir when it was erected too, in the 1980s.
Also in St Gallen is the more traditional Broderbrunnen. It’s well over a hundred years old and is set in the middle of a busy junction, with cars, trams and buses passing by every day.
This more modern fountain is by St Gallen main station. As you see, it’s popular with pigeons as well as people.
I came across this chap by accident when I was on my way home from a hike one day. It’s in the middle of a mostly residential area, and no, I have no idea what’s going on there… but it’s fun!