one day at a time

day 138: fountain in winter

fountain in winter © Verena Fischer 2011

fountain in winter © Verena Fischer 2011

I remember from my childhood that you shouldn’t drink fountain water since there is nasty stuff in it. We obviously had to figure out what kind of stuff and put some of the water into a bottle. Let’s just say that even as a curious kid I was immediately convinced that drinking that would be a bad idea. For once, there seemed to live all sorts of nasty bugs in that water. I distinctly remember looking at that bottle and there was one bug that looked as if it had fangs. It was swimming in circles in the bottle, round and round, and it wasn’t something that lived on the fountain, no, it lived in the water. Bugs that swim? That was certainly new to me and I poured the water from the fountain in a bottle many times to look at the monsters living in there. I never saw the fanged monster again though.

This picture was taken at one of the fountains of the Brühl. In winter there is no water in them.


5 responses

  1. You have an awesome blog!
    Thanks for following my blog!
    Best in the New Year!

    December 29, 2011 at 2:23 am

  2. Awesome!
    I’ve always found empty pools/fountains eerily fascinating…

    December 29, 2011 at 3:09 am

  3. I wouldn’t have guessed what it was until I read the post.

    December 29, 2011 at 4:40 pm

  4. Ina world full of everything it is relaxing to look at something empty, at least a photo of something empty.

    December 30, 2011 at 6:56 pm

  5. Ewwwww! You must’ve been an older child when you were so thoughtful about what was in fountain water. It seems most kids will drink from about any source and eat snow too. Great patterns here.

    January 25, 2012 at 2:58 am

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