Tuesday, August 4, 2015

They Are Running!

I first posted a pic of this fountain, titled "Salmon Run", back in August of 2011 (here) when it was bone dry as has been the case for much of the time since its installation in 1991. There have been many leakage problems with it but it is finally fixed and was ready to be a feature beside the PanAm Games Cauldron which I showed you on Sunday. It was designed by artist Susan Schelle and features 60 salmon swimming upstream as they do each spring in real life. Let's all hope they keep on running here for a long time now!

21 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

So beautiful!

VP said...

A great idea and a spectacular fountain!

Sharon Anck said...

It's beautiful with all the water flowing.

Halcyon said...

Yay! At least something was accomplished before the PanAm games. ;-)

Revrunner said...

That's been the problems with the real salmon runs out west, I understand--the river beds are drying up.

Karen S. said...

Wow, this is wonderful, and it brings back memories of a place not far from me when the carp come rushing in! It's a rather severe battle at times, but a remarkable sight to behold.

Birdman said...

LOVE this one. And that no 'Bulls', if you get my drift.

llandudnopictures said...

Spectacular!

Gosia k said...

what an intertesting idea

cieldequimper said...

Blimey, this one's marvellous. I love it and I hope salmon can continue to fray for a long, long time.

Andy said...

Looks close to the real thing.

William Kendall said...

Hopefully all the issues are sorted out!

Jack said...

At a quick glance I was sure I was seeing the fish hopping along. Dry fountains are depressing, aren't they. Glad they got this one working again.

Cloudia said...

Fine to see nature celebrated!

Karl Demetz said...

A beautiful fountain !

RECOMENZAR said...

Sinceramente, llegué por casualidad, pero veo que tenemos varios amigos en común.
La foto me atrapó, con tiempo voy a leer textos anteriores, creo que hay muy buen material.
Un abrazo

Laura. M said...

Nice tribute to salmon.
Thank you very much Pat, the hand is well :))

EG CameraGirl said...

It's a fabulous fountain!

Stephanie said...

It looks like a wonderful fountain.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh this is fantastic Pat, what a wonderful concept for a fountain!

Terra Heck said...

Wow, that's cool! Would be fascinating to watch.