NS6165 : The Saracen Fountain (detail)

taken 12 years ago, 3 km from Glasgow, Great Britain

The Saracen Fountain (detail)
The Saracen Fountain (detail)
The fountain is shown, in its setting in Alexandra Park, at NS6165 : Frosty morning in Alexandra Park, with the same black-and-gold colour scheme (the paintwork is fairly new; in 2003, the fountain was blue and gold, with details in other colours).

Shown here is one of several lions' heads near the base of the fountain. Elsewhere on the fountain, inscriptions identify it as the work of the famous Saracen Foundry:

WALTER MACFARLANE AND Co.
ARCHITECTURAL
SANITARY AND ARTISTIC
IRONFOUNDERS
SARACEN FOUNDRY
GLASGOW

This cast-iron fountain was originally built for Glasgow's 1901 International Exhibition, but was later gifted to the city.

Its upper part (see the photo link in the first paragraph) is styled after the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates.
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Date Taken
Friday, 19 August, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 14 January, 2010
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Category
Fountains   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6190 6569 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.8725N 4:12.4968W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6190 6568
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