Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Theme Day: Fountains


The worldwide Daily Photo theme for February 1 is fountains. I have decided to post a fountain close to home. This is the fish fountain at the swimming pool of our Langosta Beach condo. As the first photo at the left shows, the beach is just beyond the pool.

The second photo shows the pool with a series of the fish fountains. The fish fountains have proven to be somewhat of an attractive nuisance, as some children like to play with them, and one guest (of another condo in the building, not mine) actually broke one of them. Our property management company was able to find a replacement, although it was not easy.

We do not have big monuments, parks or plazas in Tamarindo. There are only a few paved streets. There are a few fountains in Tamarindo. All of them are at shopping centers or condo developments. I therefore decided to stay close to home and show this fountain that we look down upon from our condo balcony.

Swimming pool fountains such as this have a functional purpose in warm weather. They aerate the water, which increases evaporation, and leaves the remaining water in the pool cooler. I know that in many parts of the world on Feb. 1 you do not have a problem with swimming pool water becoming too warm.

This week we are showing photos of Tanzania, featuring wildlife, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

16 comments:

brattcat said...

ahhhh, so refreshing. nice choices!

Sharon said...

A good choice for this theme. I loved those fountains when I was there visiting.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

nice view from this fountain

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

A most unusual fountain, Dave. I love the wave in the middle of the photo. Glorious blue too.
The hat shop near Flinders Street is City Hatters which opened in 1910 - and it's still going.

Lois said...

I can see where these fish would be fascinating to children! Very nice.

SRQ said...

That top shot is a classic -- love it.

Jilly said...

Oh I love that row of fish fountains. It all looks so wonderfully refreshing and fun.

Radman said...

hmm, did not know that fountains keep water colder, interesting...

Jarart said...

I like the spitting fishes! I would imagine that they would get some attention from the children.

Chris Ostling said...

Great pictures! If you need help with cooling pool water check out our website.

ramy_v said...

Outstanding framing. Looks like a great spot to relax.

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Rob and Mandy said...

LOVE the colors. And the fish-fountain, simple and nice!

Jack said...

The fish fountains really dress up the pool. But, I can easily see why they are temptations to kids. You live in an attractive place.

glenda said...

I had forgotton about these fountains. They are such a pretty sight from your balcony. Good choice.

Saretta said...

Oh, I just love fountains that are spitting or peeing! Hee hee! ;-)

JM said...

What a beautiful day! Wonderful shots, David.

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