The Longwood Fountains

The years-long renovation of the famous Longwood Fountains is almost complete and will soon open to the public at the end of May.  Besides the fountains. the old pump house was made into a museum of the historic pump equipment, which is surprisingly interesting, and a central grotto was constructed that is nothing short of spectacular.  It is a single room whose walls are lined with stones.  A circular skylight provides light.  The fountains combine flames with the water and can literally bring you to tears (at least it did to the guy who designed it).

You can see videos of them at the Longwood Gardens website,  (Note it is dot org, not the familiar dot com.  When you get to the site, click on “Learn More” superimposed on the opening photo. The site is confusing for my old brain, and maybe yours, too.  As with any website, I head to the Site Map to see what is available and go directly to what I want to know without negotiating the hidden menus and the clever transitions.  Longwood’s site map is there, but good luck in finding it. )

I wanted to memorialize the the old fountains by  posting  this photo showing a couple who got more than they expected from a 2009 show.  (The renovated fountains are even more spectacular with more general appeal. You never did need to get soaked to enjoy them.)

About Roger Walck

My reasons for writing this blog are spelled out in the posting of 10/1/2012, Montaigne's Essays. They are probably not what you think.
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