I was happy to see yesterday that the fountain in the courtyard of the Boston Public Library is still flowing gracefully with water. October is usually the time of year they stay shutting off the fountains in this area. It's a sad time as fountains add so much to the atmosphere of a city.
|Photos and collage: CrazyasaCoolFox|
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The sculpture in the middle is called "Bacchante and Infant Faun," but is not the original statue. When the library was built in the 1895 it was considered indecent to show the naked female form. The original was given to Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and since moved to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. This copy was installed in 1995 in the place it was intended to be.