Here’s my entry for Ruby Tuesday, a fun photography meme hosted by Mary/The Teach.
Huh? you say. That’s not red. Ruby Tuesday is supposed to be something red.
Well, the night I took this photo and a few others, I went back to our hotel across the street, the Kings Hotel in Jerusalem, and loaded the pictures unto my laptop. And I discovered something strange:
All the other photos showed a blue fountain. But this one showed a reddish-purplish fountain. The next day, I went back and examined the fountain. Sure enough, the fountain has blue and red lights in it, and at night, the fountain turns from blue to red to blue.
Here it is during the day:
The omelette chef at the Kings Hotel joked with us at breakfast time about the “swimming pool” at the hotel. “Swimming pool?” I responded. “The Kings doesn’t have a swimming pool.” He was jokingly referring to this fountain. My daughter really did like the fountain, and she almost went swimming in it. One of the women in the neighborhood told me that the fountain is brand-new, donated in 2008 by someone from France:
Some of the neighborhood residents didn’t like the fountain, protesting that in a country that doesn’t not have a lot of water resources, this is a waste. But my husband and I reasoned that one could just recycle the water.
One final view of the fountain:
32 thoughts on “A Fountain From France”
Very unusual fountain. Funny post.
How clever you are Leora! I love your Ruby Tuesday red/blue post! Excellent! Happy Ruby Tuesday! 🙂
Ilana-Davita and Mary, I’m having fun already and it’s only Monday afternoon!
Pretty fountain! Pretty girl! Pretty pictures!
That was a fun post. Love the information about the fountain to go along with your picture.
That is a pretty fountain. It’s great that it turned red for you :0)
What a nice surprise for you to find red lights among the blue! Perfect for Ruby Tuesday. 😉
More so than the fountain of changing lights, the city is of stunning character and style. Definitely not North America, but not Europe either. However you describe it, is looks great!
Interesting fountain! I love the last shot.
That is a wonderful fountain!
Mine’s HERE. Happy Tuesday!
Cool fountain! Those red lights won’t stay still, eh? I did my very first Ruby Tuesday this week.
Where exactly is the fountain? And how new is it? I don’t recall seeing it, but it’s been a while since I’ve been up by the King Hotel.
It’s a nice fountain — I like the fact that it can change color via its lights. Happy Ruby Tuesday.
That first photo is especially lovely. Interesting how the fountain changes colors.
What a gorgeous fountain!
What a sweetie your daughter is.
Your daughter is so cute and the fountain does look inviting..
Very nice fountain and your pics are great 🙂
Baila, it really is directly across the street from the Kings. The Center for Conservative Judaism is across the way. Gives the area a bit of a “European” feel.
Thanks, everyone, for enjoying my fountain post and my little model who likes to pose for me (sometimes I have to kick her out of the picture and say, no, I really want to photograph the flower first *without* you in it).
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten the photos on the computer screen, only to see that I’ve captured something I wasn’t aware of at the time. Great story!
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That’s what I thought too when I arrived here, isn’t it supposed to be ruby ?
I love the story Leora!
You do so many different things on your blog, I read the previous post, and i think that was a very clever observation you made there!
Have a nice day, Leora!
Your daughter is a natural, love her pose.
All the photos are wonderful, I especially like the last one – the light and color are stunning.
I very much enjoyed your fountain photo and the story that went with it. Thank you for visiting my Ruby Tuesday!
Well I like the fountain ;O) It looks beautiful all lit up red.
NIce shots. I miss ISrael I cant wait to visit again when the kids get a little older. but right now that flight would be a nightmare
Hi Leora, thanks for stopping by. And yes, I did eat up all the cherries!
This is a lovely fountain, and even in a country strapped for water these days, it’s still good to have something this pleasant and soothing, and, as you say, the water can be recycled.
The Kings Hotel! That was where our tour stayed when I was there in 1995…good memories!
Suzie, wait until the kids are older, then they can really appreciate Israel.
Sara, yes, now there are so many hotels in Jerusalem, but the Kings is still there.
you’re welcome bitteschön
You’re welcome! Bitte sehr!
You’re welcome! Gern geschehen!
You’re welcome! Keine Ursache!
You’re welcome! Nichts zu danken!
Little different translations, but it means all the same.
Hallo from Torsdag (Hartmut)
My kids are always drawn to fountains!!
Very cool pictures!
Pretty fountain. Interesting pictures.
Leoroa: Those are some great photos of the fountain as the day changes.
Thanks for you comments on my sight.
Whoa! Lotsa comments here! 😀 That fountain is beautiful. I love it at night.
Nice strory and I sometimes get that also, when you see something really strange after you review the photos.
In Italy people are actually swimming and cooling in those when it gets really hot!