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The Voice of Water


From Zurich, Switzerland, last November.

"We can't help being thirsty, moving toward the voice of water"
(Jalal ad-Din Rumi)


The Voice of Water


From Zurich, Switzerland, last November.

"We can't help being thirsty, moving toward the voice of water"
(Jalal ad-Din Rumi)


comments (44)

  • Ian
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Apr 2009, 00:56
It *does* make me thirsty, but my god is that actually a public convenience through those protected windows?! I think that'd be enough to dissuade me from drinking lol - to heck with Jalal's thesis! smile
Ginnie Hart: I have no idea what's behind, Ian! smile But if you're right, I'd be a bit wary, too.
  • rian
  • Mobile, US
  • 8 Apr 2009, 01:33
for now, i'm mostly hungry, not thirsty.. maybe afterwards.. grin a fine image here, love the symmetry and balance.. nice work.. smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! That brought a smile, Rian. smile Thanks.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 8 Apr 2009, 02:17
Very true. I liked the title the moment I read it. So fitting for the image. Looks ancient.
Ginnie Hart: It's a lovely thought, Sherri, isn't it...the voice of water. It's so true!
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 8 Apr 2009, 03:04
lovely words and image Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Ada.
Words so true and a lovely image, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Paul. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Apr 2009, 04:47
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumi
I have to admit I never heard of him, but there is some truth in it.
Prachtige foto met de juiste titel, mijn lieve vriend.
Ginnie Hart: He's one of the best-known writers/poets of all time, Astrid, especially for those here in the States who study literature. But I didn't know that was his full name until now! So I learned something, too. Thanks for the link. DJW, MLMA!
joli titre oui indispensable à tous soif de découverte aussi : ) A+
Ginnie Hart: That Rumi wrote what we all know. Merci, Patrick.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 8 Apr 2009, 05:24
I wonder, Ginnie, is it the voice of water than makes us thirsty or is it simply our nature to be thirty?
Ginnie Hart: Maybe a bit of both, Kathryn? If it wasn't our nature to be thirsty, would the voice of water trigger it?! It is so good to see you back!! WELCOME!
I like the nice tight shot with the walls as a frame.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael. That was the only way I could make it work.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 8 Apr 2009, 06:13
Fine image Ginny, as l am sitting here with a beer in my hand l will pass on the water smile
Ginnie Hart: For every bottle of beer you drink, Tony, you need to drink two bottles of water!! grin Everybody knows that!
This reminds me of Robe where water was freely available all the time, or you could buy a bottle for £5! (In some places)
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Nigel! They have shown that bottled water is highly over-rated!!!
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 8 Apr 2009, 07:05
Its pretty! Too bad we don;t see things like this in the states very often.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Brian. We're just not old enough, are we!
Nicely photographed and said. I was also thinking of a smal copper penis peeing all the time smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! It gets a lot more attention than this one, Wim, for sure. grin
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Apr 2009, 10:03
Lol at the previous comment! I like the idea of the voice of water. Nicely framed shot.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I like that idea, too, Ingrid. It is so apropos. Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 8 Apr 2009, 10:23
Lovely image Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aussie.
Water noise can be a torture too Ginnie. Beautifully framed picture!
Ginnie Hart: So I have heard, Richard. It's the kind of torture that's supposed to banned, I think, right?!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Apr 2009, 10:33
A wonderful fountain with a horrible window above - note the little extractor fan!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Chris. It's not a perfect world. grin
  • blackdog
  • the third stone from the sun
  • 8 Apr 2009, 10:34
I love these fountains Ginnie, you see them so often in Italy and France. Such a refeshing sound (and taste) on a hot day.
Ginnie Hart: We just don't see them here in the States, Mike. So I really notice them!
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Apr 2009, 10:42
Thurst can be measured in lots of ways Musketeer.smile
A this moment in time I have a thurst for enjoyment and life.
Great shot and well presented mijn vreindsmile
Ginnie Hart: I can just imagine what all you're thirsty for, Musketeer. Hang in there...and be careful this long weekend!
I've seen these in Italy but must admit to being a bit wary about actually trying the water. Very nice shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I never even thought about trying the water, Brian, so I was safe. smile Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 8 Apr 2009, 13:12
Excellent detail. Love the perfect symmetry.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marcie. It was the only way I could make it work.
Love the Title Ginnie..Nice shot.
Ginnie Hart: My titke goes with you post, too, Ron. Same minds, same page! smile
  • david
  • United States
  • 8 Apr 2009, 13:26
if it is a public convenience back there, perhaps this is an early example of recycling!
Ginnie Hart: UGH! Kinda like Kevin Costner in "Waterworld?"
Ginnie well composed. I think that white stone could be higher, which would have better textures!
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, José Angel, I'm sure! Thanks.
What a perfect quote to go with the fountain. I love fountains like this. It looks very aged...
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, OSB. Thanks!
  • Ilan
  • Israel
  • 8 Apr 2009, 17:17
That's a great title, it makes you instantly hear that water drizzling.
Nicely done!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 8 Apr 2009, 18:00
excellent details here. and where would we be without water these days? =D
Ginnie Hart: Probably DEAD, Liang!?! smile
Neat and tidy photograph of this fountain, Ginne.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chad.
I like water but prefer tea
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA. I should have known you'd say that, Bill. grin
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 8 Apr 2009, 19:56
I can almost hear the fountain! Really cool!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly. Andy. Exactly!
Nicely done Ginnie ! I like !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Zeb.
Simple and perfect all at the same time.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Christopher. That means a lot.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 8 Apr 2009, 22:14
It's clever to put water beneath a window, it acts as a sort of cooling air conditioning in hot weather wink
Ginnie Hart: I guess you're right, Ellie. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Apr 2009, 23:45
I didn't pass one of these fountains without taking a drink of the sweet water. To this day I can't understand how the store next to the fountain can be selling bottled water.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Louis. Bottled water is highly over-rated!!
  • Onada
  • United States
  • 9 Apr 2009, 01:11
great shot! I actually find water noises calming...expect for drips...they are annoying sad
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Onada. We used to have a water fountain in the house that we turned on from time to time. It was very soothing!
  • rags
  • United States
  • 9 Apr 2009, 06:15
I really like the title was well as composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Kanyi, and it's good to see you again.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 9 Apr 2009, 09:41
Simple...et very effective and beautiful!
That is a nice little fountain !
Ginnie Hart: I love old stuff like this in Europe, Sidney! Thanks.
try it in sepia
Ginnie Hart: Maybe in my next life, Chantal, when I have time?! smile
Lovely composition show such wonderful detail and tones.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, BC.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Apr 2009, 14:34
Early working prototype of a beer cask...very ornate and lovely...now they are smooth, minimalist and stainless steel all over...still create a fine sound, though, when one is ready to be thirsty.

Fine shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You would think of that, Ray! smile
  • mary white
  • United States
  • 9 Apr 2009, 19:45
I met Ginny yesterday on Ebay.
In emailing back and forth, we
found many common grounds....
including our ages. She shared
this link with me. I am comput-
er illiterate and have no blog!
I have no idea what it really is. I am greatful, however, for
seeing this websight! It takes
me back to my favorite years,
and the memories of coffee shops, Rod McKuen, Kahlil Gibran, and flower power! This
photo, and the artistic remarks
are proof that gentle people--
"flower children" are still
very much alive, and still shar
ing beautiful thoughts and warm
hearts. Thank you for this back
flash into the years I treasured the most!! Mary
Ginnie Hart: What a sweetheart, Mary, to stop by here and comment! Thank you. It is such a small, small world and meeting you through the selling of my "things" right now seems quite serendipitous.
  • martial
  • malaysia
  • 15 Apr 2009, 09:20
The voice of water has multiple origin... could be mineral when we are thursty, could be salty when we want to have, let say, a 'bath', could be a song while beside waterfalls, could be the voice of our proper body which contains 75% of pure water ... from a single molecule to different melodies. (sorry, long time to be back but not enough courage nowdays)
Ginnie Hart: Perfect way to describe water, Martial! You are so right.
  • ayesha
  • United States
  • 22 Apr 2009, 17:41
There is just something amazing about this image. Love it!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ayesha, for stopping by and commenting. That means a lot.
  • Peter
  • United States
  • 15 Oct 2010, 07:32
This reminds me of italy.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Peter. There are touches of Europe that seem intertwined everywhere we go. I love it. smile

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