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    'Fountains Of Liverpool' should be the grand title of my first book. Dead easy, we only have about 2!! (Drinking fountains on the Dock Rd and the odd one in a park doesn't count).

    Along with a long list of stuff I'd like to see, the sculptures etc, I'd love the city to commission shed-loads of fountains. I don't know why councils don't pick up on stuff like this (well, ok ?). Anyone who's ever been to Rome can testify to the amazing enhancing effect quality fountains can have on a city's profile and it's environment.

    The first one I'll commission is a huge spectacular baroque thing for the Adelphi/Lewiss' road juction at the bottom of Brownlow Hill (it's got a name that junction though I've forgotten what).


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    Best Fountains In Liverpool
    1. The 60's bucket one at the back of The Goree offices. This is a great thing. A work of conceptual art in itself. Wierd noises then cascades of water. I was told each stem of buckets represented one of the Beatles -great imagery- except there are 5 of em...
    2. The Walker Fountain. It's ok. Classical, bit boring to be honest but nice enough.
    .......and that's the Top 2 out of 2!

    Anyone ever remember the Eros fountain in Seffo ever working?

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    ..alright forgot the Williamson Square car-wash..

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    i love Simpson's Bowl outside St Nicks...

    if this counts as a fountain...?

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    err...not really!

    Is it running at all that? Years since I saw it...it's a drinking fountain isn't it?

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    yep it's a drinking fountain, or was should I say!

    It is not running at the minute, but I know there are plans afoot to restore some of the drinking fountains.

    And it has the word fountain in it, so I say it counts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    yep it's a drinking fountain, or was should I say!

    It is not running at the minute, but I know there are plans afoot to restore some of the drinking fountains.

    And it has the word fountain in it, so I say it counts!
    Point taken, MissInformed.
    Let's differentiate between drinking fountains, and public display ones, as this is a subject I've never considered before.

    Public display ones in Liverpool are very few:
    Steble Fountain, William Brown Street.
    Williamson Square.
    The Buckets behind Beetham Plaza (ex Wilberforce House).
    and ?.

    I never knew that the Eros Statue was supposed to be a fountain - proves that it's never worked in the 30-odd years I've been in Liverpool.

    Round about the time of the Garden Festival, there was a short-lived one in either Princes or Sefton Park.
    So short-lived that I can't remember which park!

    Do burst water-mains count?
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