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Slaying the Fountain


At the edge of the garden/courtyard of Barcelona's Cathedral of Santa Eul├ália stands this wee liitle statue before you enter the chapel.  It stands on a bed of stone and rock at eye heighth.  I don't have a clue what he signifies (do you, Jos├ę Angel?) but the tiny fountain sure caught my eye!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Slaying the Fountain


At the edge of the garden/courtyard of Barcelona's Cathedral of Santa Eul├ália stands this wee liitle statue before you enter the chapel.  It stands on a bed of stone and rock at eye heighth.  I don't have a clue what he signifies (do you, Jos├ę Angel?) but the tiny fountain sure caught my eye!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (23)

Looks a bit like George after he has slain the dragon, like the composition here Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Les! Now you know where I got the title. smile Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Dec 2007, 01:36
Clever title, Ginnie.
Great composition, and I love the mossy foreground.
Ginnie Hart: Ever a sweetheart, Ray. Thanks.
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • 16 Dec 2007, 01:57
Nice composition and DOF. I also like the colors.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Helen!
  • rabby
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Dec 2007, 02:30
like a strike,on a guitar, a chord, yep....
Ginnie Hart: You are so kind to stop by and comment, Rabby. Thank you! I like YOUR image, in words....
Dear Ginnie...how are you? Sorry it took me a while to return your visit. This is another magnificent shot. The framing is spot on! Love how you captured those tiny fountains spouting out. Hoping that you and yours are having a wonderful holiday season and have a Happy New 2008! Cheers! B-)
Ginnie Hart: OMG, H. You have been going crazy at your new blog site. WOW. I am so totally impressed. No wonder you haven't been around! Thanks for stopping by once again.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 16 Dec 2007, 06:14
That is such a pretty little fountain. Like your framing and the dof. The horse looks like he has a covering on his tail.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean about the horse's tail, Aussie. Now I want to go back and look at it all much more carefully! Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Dec 2007, 06:18
I agree with Les Auld! A nice dramatic scene! In the background a soft colourful impression of the Cathedral.
Ginnie Hart: I think the impression of the cathedral is what I love almost more than anything, Philine, after all is said and done. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • KOUD en BEVROREN Netherlands
  • 16 Dec 2007, 06:30
Great DOF here Ginnie, love the 'frozen' water, I agree with Les Auld; George is one of favourites (fighting the dragon) aren't we all somtimes, love the framing and the 'orange' ceiling, very nice job here Ginnie, have a nice day (hoe gaat het met de koeien?)
Ginnie Hart: KOUD en BEVROREN! My 2 new words for today, I see! It is definitely KOUD here in Atlanta but not yet BEVROREN.

Anyway, yes, we all have our own dragons to fight. You fight yours and I'll fight mine, so to speak.

HA! Another word: de koien are in the barn because of all the rain yesterday (which we needed!). They'll come out today and tomorrow when it clears up, I hope! smile
  • Gishan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Dec 2007, 08:36
wow.. well composed picture. good use of DOF too.. love it
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Gishan. Thank you.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 16 Dec 2007, 08:48
Color me curious so I googled and found exactly what Les said-it is Saint George after he had slain the dragon. As a dragon fighter myself (note Astrid's comment), I can only say, I hope what is has slain is a dragon and not a lizard!

The way you've framed it leaves mystery and makes it look somewhat realistic given the grass and the rocks...Nicely done.
Ginnie Hart: There are many slain dragon sculptures in Hannover, Kathryn, so I've seen what Les is talking about...and thus the title. And yes, we all have our own dragons to fight, don't we! You have yours and I have mine. Maybe that helps us appreciate Life a bit more? Everyone has their own "burden" to carry, fit for the one who carries it! Thanks.
Very nice composition Ginnie. I like the lighting, the colours and the DOF
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Richard!
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Dec 2007, 09:41
This is charming ginnie. wel spotted.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, my dear!
  • Ann
  • 16 Dec 2007, 09:52
I like fountains too ... The way water moves and makes soft noise ... This one is lovely !!!
Ginnie Hart: Moving water is therapeutic, Ann. All those positive ions jump out and attach to our bodies if we get close enough. smile I love it. Thanks.
Looks like a nice fountain, don't think I've tried taking pics of a fountain...hmmm maybe that is something I should try smile
Ginnie Hart: Knowing you, Aksel, you would try anything. So just do it! smile Thanks.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich...the cold snap continues
  • 16 Dec 2007, 18:49
Well seen, well composed, well taken. All I can say Ginnie is Well, well, well. smile
Ginnie Hart: Well, then, Bill. Good word and I'll gladly accept it. smile Thank you!
  • Dotun
  • 16 Dec 2007, 18:54
Ginnie very cool image, I like your DOF.
Ginnie Hart: You must be a busy man, Dotun! I've missed you and your photos. How nice to see you today. Thank you.
beautiful image, beautifully captured Ginniesmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, sir!
Like very much the different colortones here ! A very nice shot indeed !!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Chris
  • frosty tonight!
  • 16 Dec 2007, 21:33
this has a delicate quality Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: "Delicate" is exactly the word I feel describes this wee fountain, Chris! Thanks.
  • Ellie
  • 16 Dec 2007, 23:44
It is a nice shot Ginnie, and before I opened the comments I wondered if it might be St George, but it looks as if that's been answered already.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Ellie. Thanks.
  • Gale
  • South Africa
  • 17 Dec 2007, 05:26
Gorgeous Ginnie.. Simly wonderful photo.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Gale. Thank you.
  • Karen
  • 17 Dec 2007, 16:16
Very sweet. Sometimes the little things capture our attention so much more than something on a grand scale would.
Ginnie Hart: So true, Karen, so true! Thank you.
Good, I believe that you have left work me pending....
I will try to explain some thing if the translation is not bad:

In the center is a garden renewed to last of century XIX with magnolios and great white palms and pursuing thirteen ocas that way. "In the angle more closest to the door of the Mercy templete with the source of the construction foreman Escuder can be seen, in whose center is a key of vault with the scene of San Jorge fighting with the Dragoon of the escultores Antonio and Juan Claper├│s of the year 1448 and another sculpture of San Jorge with horse located in the center of the jet of the water of the source, this sculpture is work of the contemporary escultor Emili Colom, made in 1970.

"L'ou com balla" (literally the egg as it dances) is an own tradition of the city of Barcelona, that is place of Corpus Christi and that is made in several jets one of which he is the one of claustro of the cathedral.

To see the detail in Spanish: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27ou_com_balla
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir, for all this wealth of information! I figured you would know! smile

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