01 February 2011

The Lavoir Fountain


The Fountain of the Lavoir (washing place) in the medieval village of Gorbio is about as simple as a fountain can get.

To see how other bloggers around the world have interpreted this month's 'Fountain' theme please click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Tomorrow: back to 'Au Bonheur des Rues.'

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La Fontaine du Lavoir du village médiéval de Gorbio est de la forme la plus simple qu'il soit pour une fontaine.

Pour voir comment d'autres blogueurs du monde entier ont interprété le Thème de ce mois 'Fontaine' cliquez ici s'il vous plait pour afficher les miniatures de tous les participants.

Demain: retour 'Au Bonheur des Rues.'

31 comments:

  1. Great great picture indeed. Thank you for sharing. Please have a good new month.



    daily athens

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  2. Simple, perhaps, but it couldn't be more beautiful.

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  3. Just gorgeous, the tones and way you've frozen the water.

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  4. Great focus and perfect in its simplicity.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  5. I should have known you'd have a fine one. Gorgeous photographpy, Jilly.
    V

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  6. Your close-up shot is so refreshing and I actually love the moss growing around the pipe. Is it fresh running water and do people still use it?

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  7. Your post reminds me that I learned at a Lavender Festival in the wine country of Sonoma, California that the Latin root word for lavender means "to wash" because the Romans used to add lavender to their laundry water to make their clothes smell better. It looks like the French word for fountain comes from the same root word.

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  8. What a beautiful fountain and capture.

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  9. Hilda, yes it's fresh drinking water from a spring. It normally has the top of a bottle fixed in the wall which acts as a spout, rather than the water just running out of the wall.

    Dave, the French word for fountain is fontaine. I think you mean the French word for 'washing place' is lavoir - and therefore could connect to lavender. That's interesting. Lavoir obviously connects up to laver (which means to wash). Words are fascinating, aren't they?

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  10. Just beautiful, Jilly!

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  11. elle doit couler depuis un moment

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  12. Great shot, you really caught water in movement! Interesting exchange above regarding the words lavender and lavoir - words are fascinating indeed.

    Too bad you missed the elephant's pee. Perhaps doing some research would have taught you that elephants only pee once a day or so ? I know nothing about that. LOL

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  13. L'eau saisie dans le mouvement ressemble presque à de la glace!

    PS/ ça va mieux?

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  14. Malyss, I'm much better thanks. Just a stomach virus. Went out yesterday but realise the virus had weakened me. Anyway I'll live and I'm fine and thankyou for asking and hope to see you soon!

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  15. Belle image d'une généreuse fontaine !

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  16. Age and earthy tones ... perfect.

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  17. The greatness of simplicity: something so old and so alive. We have a fountain like this near Montenero.

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  18. i love this one jilly!

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  19. Gravity defyingly beautiful, Jilly.

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  20. Love your treatment of this picture Jilly. Brilliantly done

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  21. oops left wrong URl and dont know how to delete it

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  22. Simple and superb!
    Fresh water will soon become a treasure...

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  23. I love the rich color Jilly. Gives me warmth.

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  24. I have a feeling that this fountain servered a purpose much more important just decorative.

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  25. Perfect picture for the theme, Jilly, but at first I thought it was ICE! Today the US is enduring a mega winter storm, and I could not bear to think it was so cold over there. Your photos of Menton keep me warm. Thank you for that.

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  26. looks like a painting, very nice Jilly!

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  27. Wonderful! It looks like modern art!

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  28. Fantastic photo...

    joanny

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