Water fountains get fancy
The new drinking fountain in London's Hyde Park - but will we get any more?
Back in the day, outdoor drinking fountains were everywhere, they were vital for the wellbeing of the public and were often the only way to quench the thirst of the villages. They were often a very simple design, nothing too crazy, just a concrete slab with a hole for the water to come out of.
Some parts of the world took pride in their drinking fountains and used them as a way to show off the design skills of their architects and artists in the region. France had some of the most glorious water fountains in the world. These days it seems as though public drinking water fountains are few and far between.
London’s Hyde Park has recently received a very fancy addition to its green landscape, a brand new water fountain
shaped like a sphere designed so children and adults can easily reach the access points to the water.
The fountain is the first one in the park for 30 years and was installed by instruction of Boris Johnson, but it appears the mayor has no more plans to install any more fountains in surrounding parks.
Sticking up for Boris, a spokeswoman for the Mayor argued, “The Mayor is very keen on public water fountains and is exploring practical ways to promote them in a climate where many organisations are facing funding pressures.”
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