Some of you will remember my momentous rant about Toledo’s eyesore fountain, which obliterates the historic city centre, from a couple of weeks ago. Sadly, this isn’t the only… erm… visually and conceptually challenging water feature the city has foisted upon its residents and visitors.
There’s also this one, located to the west of the Jewish quarter:
What did you say? You can’t see a fountain? Just a dead tree sticking out of some shoddy decking?
Well, let me put it to you: This whole sorry plank assemblage IS the fountain.
But a fountain needs to spout water!
I hear you. Let me help you: Can you make out that tiny hole/ring in the fourth row of planks in the centre of the photograph above?
No? Let’s get a bit closer to it:
OK, this one’s not quite as aesthetically offensive as the other one, but as far as decorative water installations go, it’s another spectacular fail.
The only positive thing I can say about this piece of “public art” is that the sound of trickling water, as you’re walking over the area, is actually quite pleasing. Unless you happen to be desperate for a wee at the time.