June 18, 2011

Waiting for the Water

Sibiu in Transylvania, 280 km / 170 mi north of Bucharest, has a picturesque town square in its old center. In the middle of the large open space is a fountain that spouts intermittently. Children and pigeons hang around patiently waiting for the water.

 Sibiu, Romania, 2011

This image joins Weekend Reflections and Weekend in Black & White.
[It is more interesting enlarged.]

The fountain brings joy to the kids...


... and to the pigeons who use it to bathe.



This is a longer view of this charming square and fountain.


23 comments:

James said...

These are great! I especially like the black and white photos. I also like the scenery.

joo said...

Superb set! The third photo is my favourite.
Have a great weekend:)

Dragonstar said...

What a facinating fountain. I like the way everything's so calm in the first photo, and active in the fourth.

Lesley said...

Now, this is a useful fountain!
I wonder if it catches any unsuspecting visitors by surprise?!

Emille said...

I can see this is "modern and colorful" instead of the total grey congrete cities that I know of! Cute that the pigeons joined in with the fun of the fountain:)

cieldequimper said...

Yuck, pigeons. BUT the reflection shot is marvellous and the square is pretty nice too!

Lachezar said...

Great photographs! Beautiful place!

LauraX said...

this looks like so much fun for the children....I love the monochromes, just beautiful!

James said...

Another blogger named Kaye mentioned that the tree in my reflection is a Russian olive tree.

Kay L. Davies said...

Delightful photos, Francisca. I love that the fountain is intermittent, like Old Faithful.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sylvia K said...

I do love your captures for the day, Francisca!! What a delightful fountain! Like Kay, I love the fact that it is intermittent! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Must be maddening for mothers when their offspring decide to take a sudden shower in the middle of the morning.

Lucy

Gemma Wiseman said...

Intriguing public space! Love that the fountain invites interaction!

Ms. Becky said...

oh I love the black and white. and the fountain photos! great shots Francisca.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

love the top shot especially with the reflections - these types of fountain seem to be everywhere these days - I'm not sure I care for them much - perhaps because three such near us replaced a) a lovely garden area b) a once thriving market and c)a group of old shops.

VioletSky said...

in such a big open square, something is needed, so why not a fountain that spouts intermittently and entertains kids and pigeons.

Ann said...

I thought you meant SIBU, my home town and when I was young, we used to write we are from CEBU. Small world.

You are right about the red crane, it looks like one to me as well.

Evelyn said...

Nice black and white, and reflections, Francisca. Love that first photo.

Pat Tillett said...

What a beautiful place! I love where I live, but I sure wish there were older places to see...

Genie said...

What a beautiful set of fountains in the city center. Lovely. Your different shots captured the image beautifully. I really feel like I am there when looking at them. You are living and traveling in some gorgeous places. genie

Jacob said...

So funny. I can just see a bunch of kids, old folks, and pigeons standing around together waiting for the fountain to spurt forth its blessings!

tapirgal said...

Really nice! I saw the first pic on my phone the other day and I liked it, but it's way better large size. I love the pigeons, of course!

JM said...

Beautiful square and I love the reflection on the top shot.