Friday, November 5, 2010

Earth, Air, Water

Millies Fountain 2010-10-30 1

Sorry, though, no fire, unless you want to count the sunlight that made the rainbow. This is a detail from the fountain and cluster of sculptures known as The Meeting Of The Waters. It symbolizes the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers just north of the city. It is interesting that this was the core of a big urban renewal project in the 1920s. Of course, it scandalized the locals at the time, much like another famous STL statue, Naked Truth, had done a few years before.


Anonymous said...

Where is this fountain located????

brattcat said...

It's elementary, my dear Watson (erm...Bob). Of course the rainbow counts as fire.

Bob Crowe said...

Anonymous: this is on the north side of Market Street between 18th and 20th, opposite Union Station.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! That's what I thought, but I wanted to be sure. Beautiful!