Fountain Challenge: Defunct Fountains

Waiting For Water

Waiting for Water, Budapest, Hungary

Waiting for Water, Budapest, Hungary

The Danubius fountain, dating from 1880, was Budapest’s first water fountain. Originally located in Kálvin square, the fountain was heavily damaged during WWII. In 1959, following restoration, it was moved to Erzsébet square. The figure on the left, which represents one of the four major rivers in Hungary, is missing one of her feet. Based on recent photos of the fountain I found on the Internet, this loss seems recent, possibly a break at on old repair. When I visited Budapest in April 2016, water was not flowing and it did not appear to have been for some time.

Fountain Challange 46: Defunct Fountain

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HI Marie the detail on the fountain is spectacular, those statues could come to life, and apart from being a little on the statuesque 🙂 side, and possibly gigantesque, they would just be perfect and beautiful women. Lovely fountain thanks for sharing it èPoli


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