Monday, June 15, 2009
London's Jet d'Eau
The Walter J. Blackburn Memorial Fountain at the forks of the Thames shoots recycled river water from six stainless steel jets and one larger jet daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Financed by a $450,000 donation from the Blackburn estate, the fountain was the realization of a decades-old dream of the late Walter and Marjorie Blackburn. They were inspired by the 'jet d'eau' in Geneva, Switzerland, but the London fountain is not a copy of the Swiss one. Google the Geneva jet d'eau and you will appreciate the fine design of the London installation.