Wordless Wednesday: Why on Earth.... Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps By SandyCarlson - July 01, 2008 ...would anyone have these guys on a fountain? Anybody know?Wordless Wednesday Wordless Wednesday Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps Comments Catherine1:49 AMA detail of a fountain in the whole "harmony", that usually goes unoticed, you brought it to light.For our eyes pleasure.On a special occasion, metal fish, you 'll go back to water!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLara2:32 AMhahaha, I am going to post soon some fish hang on a door in Malta :)...ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyUnknown2:45 AMi hope you had a farther shot. i was intrigued as to where it is attached.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyanthonynorth4:39 AMA kind of nautical gargoyle by the look of it.Strange.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyIndrani6:23 AMSomething unusual... wonder what could be the symbolic significance.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyeastcoastlife7:08 AMI have no idea. I have seen similar ones in a couple of fountains in Singapore too.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous7:19 AMNo idea, but I'm sure somewhere is a list of what to put on a fountain.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous7:49 AMGah!!! They are kinda cool though :) I would think there is some kind of folklore attached to them, but I'm probably reaching. Happy WWReplyDeleteRepliesReplyPappy7:49 AMFountain, pond, fish, seems like a good fit to me. I assume they are spigotsReplyDeleteRepliesReplyJenn in Holland8:34 AMIt does mean something, right? It seems like I should know, but I don't.Lovely shots.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplythreesidesofcrazy8:37 AMInteresting fish, but he looks off somehow - where is he really?ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyChrisbookarama8:45 AMFish love water? Cool shot though ;)ReplyDeleteRepliesReplymarcia@joyismygoal8:54 AMI don't know sounds fishy to me I actually had a cascade of fish onn ropes that were wind chimes from Mexico. but It makes for an interesting post.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyNapaboaniya.Elaine Ling10:24 AMNo idea why the thought of having that thing on the wall. But no way I'm ever gonna put something like that up on any of my walls for sure! :PReplyDeleteRepliesReplyUnknown10:27 AMi agree. happy ww, sandy!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous11:25 AMLOL That is really funny. A fountain?ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyShoshana11:26 AMThat is so cool!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyMississippi Nature11:45 AMDifferent strokes for different folksReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLA Nickers11:50 AMThe eye of the beholder . . . can be an unfathomable thing.;-)Thanks for visiting NICKERS AND INK.Blessings,LindaMEME EXPRESS – daily blog promptsReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAscenderRisesAbove12:20 PMthanks for the chuckle at your question. maybe a leftover feature from another fountain that they did not know what to do with so they superglued it to this one. hahaha still chucklingReplyDeleteRepliesReplyChris1:08 PMFish are so neat tho, we love all kinds of fish :) thanks for stoppin by too!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyCarver1:43 PMI don't know but maybe they are there to protect the fountain. They look like pretty fierce fish. Great shots. Carver WordlessReplyDeleteRepliesReplyWendy3:16 PMWhy,indeed. Your guess is a good as mine!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAmila Suwa3:18 PMUnusual design for a fountain but a creative one all the same.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyjams o donnell4:05 PMGreat shots. I love those sort of spouts on fountains. Happy WWReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLizzz4:05 PMHaven't seen anything like that... nice pic.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyHartofDixie 4:24 PMThese are very interesting images and might be symbolic to others too.Thanks for the visit!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous5:14 PMDoes it have to do with fish and water element? Just guessing...my mind can't seem to work right now! LOLHappy WW!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous5:43 PMGood question. Maybe water and fish both signify abundance in many cultures and faiths. Good to hear from you.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous6:01 PMIts odd. But maybe it was really intended to make us wonder.Thanks for sharing. Happy WW!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyCynthia6:18 PMGot nothin'...quite a fish though:)ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyRhonda Gales 6:18 PMIt makes a nice conversation piece, lol.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyTink *~*~*6:42 PMI've seen similar fountain fishies. I'll give you three guesses where! LOL Bet you get it on the first guess.Happy WW!Tink *~*~*My Mobile Adventures *~*~*ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous8:07 PMif the water was coming out of its mouth then it was like drinking the fishes' puke! haha!!eeeww!!!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyB8:56 PMI love, love this shot. Oh and nothing was hurt but my pride :)ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous9:06 PMI don't know-but I like them!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplymaiylah9:13 PMwhat a great find! wonderful shots, Sandy. :)ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous9:15 PMi guess they would look good on a fountain ... ;)great shot!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous9:44 PMi guess some people are just unexplainable!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous9:53 PMi've seen some fish on a fountain but not this way i think, yeah maybe a farther shot would do it justice? not sure! haha!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyGabriel10:05 PMThey sure look ugly! :-)Happy WW!My WW post...ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyMama Grizzly10:11 PMvery interesting!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplytigerfish10:45 PMLooks like a fish I would see served in a Chinese restaurant. Look at those bulging eyes :OReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLaura10:46 PMWow! That is weird! :PReplyDeleteRepliesReplyMamaGeek @ Works For Us11:03 PMNo guess. But VERY beautiful!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLori11:09 PMNow thats ugly...lol. I have no idea why anyone would want that on a fountain. Happy WW and thanks for stopping by:)ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyPamelaMKramer11:54 PMPerhaps they need to be repainted? LOL - Happy WW and thanks for stopping by.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyJim12:03 AMHi Sandy, Happy WW!This is a fine old English tradition, having fish in the fountain.The restaurant at the Hundred House Hotel,[ http://www.hundredhouse.co.uk/ ]at Tedford, Shropshire, is named the Fish in the Fountain Restaurant[http://www.hundredhousehotel.co.uk/restaurant_truro/restaurant.html ]I hope this helps,Dr. Jimhttp://jimmiehov8.blogspot.com..ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous1:00 AMI am hoping there is some hidden meaning behind their use....otherwise, we shall have to find beauty in its oddity.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous1:18 AMLooks like a fish out of water to me! Happy WW.BobbieReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous1:47 AMI have never seen anything like it!Unique!My WW: Boston Public Gardens.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyUnknown2:33 AMI have no idea why, but aren't they unique! I'd probably take 'em just cuz they're different. :)ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous3:26 AMI might...but definitely not in that position or look. It looks pitiful in that position.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplymimi114603:38 AMI think it's a lung fish..Is it concrete or metal..Good shot for the very early WW...ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous3:50 AMsorry, sandy! i also don't know! hee hee.WW: Chocolate Coffee CrunchWW: Abby & Her JavaKulaReplyDeleteRepliesReplyHeart of Rachel5:17 AMInteresting and odd at the same time.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous5:40 AMmust be attached to a fountain? :)ReplyDeleteRepliesReplySHIELA5:48 AMAfter my night shift without sleep... i don't have any idea at all :)Happy Wednesday!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyRobin6:13 AMI don't know, I think he's kind of cute, in a bug-eyed, fish-lippy sort of way ;-).Reminds me of some very odd Roman statues I saw in Florence.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplylareine6:35 AMi think being water creatures, they best represent water... i'm not so sure but these shots are definitely lovely... the patina adds a romantic note:)ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous7:07 AMHello there Sandy!Real dry fish.Water please!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous7:08 AMHmmnnn. Been wandering around? Where did you see that? Nice find.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous7:09 AMHappy WW!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyHootin' Anni7:14 AMI really like it myself.Mine's shared, can you find time to stop by? Happy W W.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyTom7:43 AMHi Sandy..My friend sells Koi Carp... along with landscaping ponds and lakes.. I give he a ring and he pointed me to this... hope you find this of interest."Fish are a symbol of water, fertility and regeneration and are sometimes used as a charm to avert evil. As fish are happy in their own element they have come to signify harmony and marital bliss. Fish are said to swim in pairs emblematic of the joys of union, generally taken to be sexual union. Because of this the brides family at a Chinese wedding will often give gifts that display ornamental designs of Carp. In Buddhism the fish symbolises freedom from all restraints: As in the water a fish moves easily in any direction, so in the Buddha-state the fully-emancipated knows no restraint or obstruction. Chinese Carp, according to ancient belief could transform themselves into dragons upon reaching 100 years old.'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder..:O)TomReplyDeleteRepliesReplyDad of Divas7:53 AMI love the second picture as it looks like the fish is going to eat a fly or some other insect ...thanks for sharing and stopping by my WW!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyNessa8:58 AMIs it the gargoyle theory? Scare the evil spirits away?ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyKatya8:59 AMUmmmm...perhaps because fish live in water?Cool photo!Happy WW!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous9:08 AMinteresting shot of the metal fish. you have such keen eyes for details. ;-)I appreciate you stopping by to check out my ws. :-)God bless you!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAngie @ Many Little Blessings9:19 AMHuh...that's really different. Like -- really different. LOL He's not a happy little fish, is he?ReplyDeleteRepliesReplySandyCarlson9:19 AMThanks, Jim and Tom, for the scoop on the carp. I've learned something! Thanks for taking the time.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplychartao9:29 AMyucks! what an ugly fish on the fountain!Happpy WW!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyShannonW9:38 AMI think those are neat! I would use them in a fountain.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAndrea9:53 AMhaha...that is too funny - someone must have been feeling creative! ;)ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyMississippi Nature10:34 AM:) Thanks for stopping by my place. Hope you have a great day!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyDaisy11:08 AMI think I would like to drink from the mouth of a fish!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyBlue Momma11:17 AMUh, doesn't make me want fish for lunch!!!! Very unusual.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous12:33 PMThose are great. Does water come out of their mouths?ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyErin Faye1:16 PMInteresting and weird all at the same time!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplycarrie1:23 PMI have no idea. How strange. To each his own, I guess.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous1:27 PMExcellent question ... no clue ;--)Loved the photos however. Thanks for sharing.Hugs and blessings,ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyUnknown3:19 PMWow, cool! Kinda freaky, too, though ;)Happy WW!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyA wildlife gardener3:27 PMThey are very beautiful though, don't you think ?ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous3:29 PMMy son said that this fish is trying to get down. Should he helped it?ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyJientje3:57 PMBeats me, but it made a pretty picture!!!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAna4:06 PMHaha, that's a good question!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyCath6:31 PMAbsolutely no idea Sandy. They are great shots, but bug ugly fish! lolReplyDeleteRepliesReplyCarletta7:31 PMFish and Water just sort of go together.I like the patina on them.Happy WW!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyJan Parrish9:04 PMYikes. That is quite ominous. Complete with spider webs. Happy WW!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLiss9:16 PMThe fish are kind of neat. I'd like them on a fountain, my cats would like them in a fountain. http://pursnsorts.blogspot.comReplyDeleteRepliesReplybernieg112:33 AMGreat list, mine is up at 13 Not So Famous Last Words; Most Americans die peacefully in their beds, but for those who die violently one can only guess what their final words must have been. I think that after you read these you will have to agree that they do indeed sound like they might have been the last words of those who did not go peacefully into the night.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyForgetfulone3:38 AMWhy on Earth? Good question!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAdd commentLoad more... Post a Comment Thanks for being here.