Monday, 1 October 2012

Not So Mellow Yellow

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~ Not So Mellow Yellow ~

Not So Mellow Yellow by Paris Set Me Free
Not So Mellow Yellow, a photo by Paris Set Me Free on Flickr.

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Personally, I'm a big fan. Of unusually painted Wallace fountains in Paris, that is.

So far in my collection I have a violent pink, a yummy yellow (above), two red and a grey in addition to umpteen greens of course.

I was amazed to discover that these fountains can be found all over the place, in sometimes surprising colour schemes. No such luck for Paris though, where bottle green is standard issue, and the aforementioned colours are supposed to be strictly temporary, symbolising the regeneration of the once-run-down 13th arrondissement of the city.

Personally, I'd like to see even greater variety, although I guess you can have too much of a good thing and the novelty value would probably wear off after a bit.

The one thing I'm missing from my (Paris) collection is a couple of special Wallace fountains without the lovely ladies, in order to save money, and featuring simple columns instead.

There are other drinking fountains in the city, but there's something special about these ones, and the crazy colours adds a little bit of modern magic to the legend.

Personally, I think there should be a bright purple one, just for the hell of it; blue would seem weird but interestingly celestial and certainly watery. Then the only thing missing from the rainbow collection would be orange, which I can see vividly in the form of big splashy satsuma spots on an existing green specimen. As ever, unusual sightings are always welcome - keep me informed and I'll try to do the same for you.

And why not...
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