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PPAC #51: Fountains as Public Art


Last week for PPAC #50, I had fun responses from all of you. With all the other challenges, even public art, I thank all the bloggers who participate in PPAC. Please honor these bloggers with your visits this week. I am trying something new this month both with WQW and PPAC. I’m using what Natalie the Explorer uses, an InLinkz link. Let me know how you like it.


  • There is no weekly theme even though my post has a theme with murals, statues, fountains, scrap art, graffiti, store windows, seasonal displays, car or art shows, artistic construction, or even artistic neighborhood decor. Photograph the public art that is available to you.
  • Art should be freely visible from a public street, freeway, or walkway or inside a publicly accessed building like a library. If you pay, it’s not public.
  • Photographers should have free access of use for their photos – no copyrights by the artists.
  • The challenge starts every Friday at 9:00 a.m. Phoenix Time and it ends on Thursday at noon.
  • Write a post on your blog, publish it, and include a link back to my weekly post not my page preferably in a comment. Sometimes pingbacks are missed. See how to create pingbacks here
  • Take time to visit other PPAC participants throughout the week. I recommend visiting at least two or three other participants in the community and leaving them a comment.
  • Have fun! Art is to be enjoyed!

For More Ideas about PPAC…

These early-bird participants might give you some great ideas about something you’ve never thought about as public art or how to photograph it.

My Choices for PPAC #51 Fountains as Public Art

As the weather starts to warm up we want to spend more time near the water. Whether there is much water nearby or not fountains are a beautiful location for gatherings. Cee is running her Black and White Challenge theme of bricks and rocks this week. Some of the fountains in my collections fit in that category as well.

“To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.”

Pearl S. Buck
Fitzroy Gardens’ fountain in black and white

The Melbourn Gardens are famous for the 1930 Conservatory built in the Spanish Mission Style with this lovely fountain outside the entrance.

Fountain inside the Conservatory

Inside the enormous pink and blue hydrangeas almost eclipsed this lovely fountain.

Front entrance to the Conservatory

Fountains in Arizona

Alien-looking fountain in Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s western headquarters located in Scottsdale, AZ.
Dry fountain at Christmas time in Sedona, AZ
Fountain with brick ledge in Old Town Scottsdale, AZ
Four-sided rock fountain in front of Scottsdale condo

Ongoing on Always Write

  • June Story Chat “The Backpack” by Aimer Boyzlast week to add your comment to the conversation. Summary of this controversial post coming on June 21st. Next month a new story, “Not a Proper Job” by another new (to us) author, Philip Cumberland AKA Fenlandphil’s Blog
  • WQW #22 (Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays) – “Hot June Holidays: Father’s Day and Juneteenth” The only rule is to have at least one quote in your post about the topic. Remember a song can be a quote, too. Then just post a story, poem, or pictures that tie into and respond to your quote or quotes. The last day to post links is Tuesday at 12:00 noon Phoenix time. Try the new InLinkz link.
  • PPAC (Photographing Public Art Challenge) every Friday at 9:00 (ish). The last day to post links is Thursday at 12:00 noon Phoenix time. Try the new InLinkz link.

Now it’s your turn.

What’s your PPAC theme this week? Are you into statues or sculptures (and what’s the difference anyway?) Did you find some cool murals? Did you go on a trip or a walk around your hometown and grab a bunch of different kinds of public art? I can’t wait to see it.

Do you like the link party?

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    • I’m sorry for your heatwave. We are having high winds. I am sitting on our patio this evening, and I’m going to have to go in pretty soon because it’s getting chilly! LOL That’s mountain life.

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    • I have so many fabulous memories of that trip, and as you see they keep popping up from time to time. I try to change up the pictures, crop, B&W, etc. But my pictures are a treasure as they bring back those memories every time I post them.

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  1. I must admit I’m not a fan of the the Lloyd Wright fountain. The one from Sedona looks much like one I posted last week for the Lens-Artists Challenge, at least the tile part. I’m guessing it’s from Tlaquepaque. I like all the other fountains and always enjoy the sound of water.

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    • I agree 100%. I think it looks like an alien space ship touching down on one side first. They should have put a fan underneath so the water fans out from the sculpture or whatever it is. I’ve missed several of your posts, forgive me. I checked your Lens Artist challenge out and left you a comment. I love the sound of water. Vince finally got our fountain working. It’s so pleasant. When are you coming this way?





Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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