Two fountains during the night in Split


Croatian city Split has plenty of fine artwork and statues, old and new.

A traditional fountain in the park of Josipa Jurja Strossmayera is colorfully lit during the night. The fountain was built in mid-20th century, but the park has been established already 1859.

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A modern fountain in the crossing of Marmontova and Ulica Kralja Tomislava. I don’t know any details of this apparently newish piece of art.

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Pictures taken in July 2015.

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4 Responses to Two fountains during the night in Split

  1. Rigby says:

    A fun idea for a water feature, it spouts so elegantly from the ancient carving into what? A ghastly, poorly made ceramic funnel less interesting then the one I use to funnel petrol into my pump. And why on earth is there a giant orange digital clock spoiling the grand effect of the massive stones and delicate balustrade. And those girls – such charming faces but such shapeless legs! I imagine the fort was built by the Venetians, it’s a pity the current inhabitants didn’t inherit some of their taste and design a door in the wall that enhanced the wall instead of quarrelling with it.🙂

  2. Rigby says:

    I meant to add that the top fountain, like most that were made before the ‘modern age’, was designed as an aesthetic unit. To break the shape up with these garish colours is a crime against good taste.🙂

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