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photoblog image Osborne House - Part 1 4/6

Osborne House - Part 1 4/6

This is the first of two pictures of the centrepiece of the Terraced Garden, a fountain and statue of the mythological Andromeda in chains awaiting rescue by Perseus, her future husband. John Bell constructed the fountain and it is surrounded by eight marine monsters on the steps which were cast by William Theed in 1858-60.

 

Osborne House - Part 1 4/6

This is the first of two pictures of the centrepiece of the Terraced Garden, a fountain and statue of the mythological Andromeda in chains awaiting rescue by Perseus, her future husband. John Bell constructed the fountain and it is surrounded by eight marine monsters on the steps which were cast by William Theed in 1858-60.

 

comments (14)

Superbe fontaine ! Andromède est bien gardée avec de tels monstres.
Brian Walbey: Quite spectacular isn't it.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Sep 2016, 04:31
I can hear her crying out "Come and get me, Percy!"
Brian Walbey: Percy has got to get past the monster guards first!
What a wonderful corner Brian!
Brian Walbey: Quite spectacular isn't it.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Sep 2016, 06:38
Very nice but the marine monsters seem a bit odd
Brian Walbey: I guess if one delved back into mythology there would be a reason for the monsters.
It feels a bit as if they are trying to make the outdoors like the indoors Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is quite spectacular.
very effective crop on this charming fountain in its garden surroundings, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I felt just the fountain and the lovely steps behind worked well together for a picture.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 1 Sep 2016, 13:02
Those marine monsters look very stylish, Brian
Brian Walbey: I presmue they fit into the mythology story of Andromeda somehow.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Sep 2016, 13:44
a well treated image of the fountain.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine.
Wow, thats impressive, Brian, my garden was supposed to look that way...The nearest I got was the gravel...smile
Brian Walbey: We had a small pond when we first moved in, not quite as big as this of course.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Sep 2016, 14:59
It;s a fine installation. I'd love to see this in action.
Brian Walbey: I can't understand why it wasn't working, it was nice weather but not a drought.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Sep 2016, 15:21
It all looks very impressive Brian.
Brian Walbey: Only the best for the Queen and her beloved consort.
I really enjoy places like this with all the statues. Captured well.
Brian Walbey: So do I, this one was particularly nice.
That must take some upkeep
Brian Walbey: I would think so Tom.
A lavish set up
Brian Walbey: Only the best for the Queen and her beloved consort.

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