Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge

When I think of fountains, I think of the fountains we used to play in when we were kids. See, we grew up with very little supervision and in a town where it got *hot* in the summers. So we had a lot of time on our hands and we’d take the bus downtown to the library to kill some time (and the library was air conditioned). The library was also next to the City Hall which had this fountain outside of it:

fountain

from here

This is a picture I pulled off of the internet. It was one of two pictures that I could find of that particular fountain. The other was way too small to use. This one was attached to the Yelp page, but nothing else… so… I dunno. Anyway, you can see that the water to the fountain was shut off due to the drought that ravaged California for many years. that kinda makes me sad. We had a drought during my childhood too, but it only lasted two years. I don’t remember if the water ever got shut off here. Anyway, when we were kids, the temps in our town sometimes got over 100F and if we were at the library, we’d sometimes get the urge to play in this fountain. Usually we’d just walk around barefoot in the shallow water, but there were many times when my siblings and I, and other miscreants could be found splashing about in the water. I don’t know if it’s allowed anymore, but I have many memories of us laughing and playing in the waters of this fountain then laying on the grass beside it. It was fun. See y’all? Even crappy childhoods have happy memories. 😛

Anyway, here’s what I came up with for the challenge:

city hall bnw

Because the lack of water makes me sad… 

Thanks for the memories, Cee. I hope y’all enjoyed my entry.

 

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