Wordless Wednesday: Why on Earth....

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...would anyone have these guys on a fountain? Anybody know?

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  1. A 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!

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  2. hahaha, I am going to post soon some fish hang on a door in Malta :)...

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  3. i hope you had a farther shot. i was intrigued as to where it is attached.

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  4. A kind of nautical gargoyle by the look of it.
    Strange.

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  5. Something unusual... wonder what could be the symbolic significance.

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  6. I have no idea. I have seen similar ones in a couple of fountains in Singapore too.

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  7. Anonymous7:19 AM

    No idea, but I'm sure somewhere is a list of what to put on a fountain.

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  8. Anonymous7:49 AM

    Gah!!! They are kinda cool though :) I would think there is some kind of folklore attached to them, but I'm probably reaching. Happy WW

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  9. Fountain, pond, fish, seems like a good fit to me. I assume they are spigots

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  10. It does mean something, right? It seems like I should know, but I don't.
    Lovely shots.

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  11. Interesting fish, but he looks off somehow - where is he really?

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  12. Fish love water? Cool shot though ;)

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  13. I 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.

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  14. No 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! :P

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  15. i agree. happy ww, sandy!

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  16. Anonymous11:25 AM

    LOL That is really funny. A fountain?

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  17. Different strokes for different folks

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  18. The eye of the beholder . . .

    can be an unfathomable thing.


    ;-)

    Thanks for visiting NICKERS AND INK.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  19. thanks 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 chuckling

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  20. Fish are so neat tho, we love all kinds of fish :) thanks for stoppin by too!

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  21. I don't know but maybe they are there to protect the fountain. They look like pretty fierce fish. Great shots. Carver Wordless

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  22. Why,indeed. Your guess is a good as mine!

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  23. Unusual design for a fountain but a creative one all the same.

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  24. Great shots. I love those sort of spouts on fountains. Happy WW

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  25. Haven't seen anything like that... nice pic.

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  26. These are very interesting images and might be symbolic to others too.
    Thanks for the visit!

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  27. Anonymous5:14 PM

    Does it have to do with fish and water element? Just guessing...my mind can't seem to work right now! LOL

    Happy WW!

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  28. Anonymous5:43 PM

    Good question. Maybe water and fish both signify abundance in many cultures and faiths. Good to hear from you.

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  29. Anonymous6:01 PM

    Its odd. But maybe it was really intended to make us wonder.
    Thanks for sharing. Happy WW!

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  30. Got nothin'...quite a fish though:)

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  31. It makes a nice conversation piece, lol.

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  32. I'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 *~*~*

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  33. Anonymous8:07 PM

    if the water was coming out of its mouth then it was like drinking the fishes' puke! haha!!eeeww!!!

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  34. I love, love this shot. Oh and nothing was hurt but my pride :)

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  35. Anonymous9:06 PM

    I don't know-but I like them!

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  36. what a great find!
    wonderful shots, Sandy. :)

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  37. Anonymous9:15 PM

    i guess they would look good on a fountain ... ;)
    great shot!

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  38. Anonymous9:44 PM

    i guess some people are just unexplainable!

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  39. Anonymous9:53 PM

    i'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!

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  40. They sure look ugly! :-)

    Happy WW!

    My WW post...

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  41. Looks like a fish I would see served in a Chinese restaurant. Look at those bulging eyes :O

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  42. Wow! That is weird! :P

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  43. No guess. But VERY beautiful!

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  44. Now thats ugly...lol. I have no idea why anyone would want that on a fountain. Happy WW and thanks for stopping by:)

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  45. Perhaps they need to be repainted? LOL - Happy WW and thanks for stopping by.

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  46. Hi 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. Jim
    http://jimmiehov8.blogspot.com
    ..

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  47. Anonymous1:00 AM

    I am hoping there is some hidden meaning behind their use....otherwise, we shall have to find beauty in its oddity.

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  48. Anonymous1:18 AM

    Looks like a fish out of water to me! Happy WW.

    Bobbie

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  49. Anonymous1:47 AM

    I have never seen anything like it!
    Unique!

    My WW: Boston Public Gardens.

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  50. I have no idea why, but aren't they unique! I'd probably take 'em just cuz they're different. :)

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  51. Anonymous3:26 AM

    I might...but definitely not in that position or look. It looks pitiful in that position.

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  52. I think it's a lung fish..Is it concrete or metal..Good shot for the very early WW...

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  53. Anonymous3:50 AM

    sorry, sandy! i also don't know! hee hee.

    WW: Chocolate Coffee Crunch
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  54. Interesting and odd at the same time.

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  55. Anonymous5:40 AM

    must be attached to a fountain? :)

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  56. After my night shift without sleep... i don't have any idea at all :)

    Happy Wednesday!

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  57. I 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.

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  58. i 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:)

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  59. Anonymous7:07 AM

    Hello there Sandy!
    Real dry fish.Water please!

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  60. Anonymous7:08 AM

    Hmmnnn. Been wandering around? Where did you see that? Nice find.

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  61. Anonymous7:09 AM

    Happy WW!

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  62. I really like it myself.

    Mine's shared, can you find time to stop by? Happy W W.

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  63. Hi 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)
    Tom

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  64. I 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!

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  65. Is it the gargoyle theory? Scare the evil spirits away?

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  66. Ummmm...perhaps because fish live in water?

    Cool photo!

    Happy WW!

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  67. Anonymous9:08 AM

    interesting 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!

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  68. Huh...that's really different. Like -- really different. LOL He's not a happy little fish, is he?

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  69. Thanks, Jim and Tom, for the scoop on the carp. I've learned something! Thanks for taking the time.

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  70. yucks! what an ugly fish on the fountain!

    Happpy WW!

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  71. I think those are neat! I would use them in a fountain.

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  72. haha...that is too funny - someone must have been feeling creative! ;)

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  73. :) Thanks for stopping by my place. Hope you have a great day!

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  74. I think I would like to drink from the mouth of a fish!

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  75. Uh, doesn't make me want fish for lunch!!!! Very unusual.

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  76. Anonymous12:33 PM

    Those are great. Does water come out of their mouths?

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  77. Interesting and weird all at the same time!

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  78. I have no idea. How strange. To each his own, I guess.

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  79. Anonymous1:27 PM

    Excellent question ... no clue ;--)
    Loved the photos however. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  80. Wow, cool! Kinda freaky, too, though ;)

    Happy WW!

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  81. They are very beautiful though, don't you think ?

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  82. Anonymous3:29 PM

    My son said that this fish is trying to get down. Should he helped it?

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  83. Beats me, but it made a pretty picture!!!

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  84. Haha, that's a good question!

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  85. Absolutely no idea Sandy. They are great shots, but bug ugly fish! lol

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  86. Fish and Water just sort of go together.
    I like the patina on them.
    Happy WW!

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  87. Yikes. That is quite ominous. Complete with spider webs. Happy WW!

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  88. The fish are kind of neat. I'd like them on a fountain, my cats would like them in a fountain.

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  90. Why on Earth? Good question!

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