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The Steble Fountain


Towards the top of William Brown Street in Liverpool, just where it broadens out into ST. Georges Plateau, and under the Wellington Memorial is the Steble Fountain. Named after the Lord Mayor of Liverpool in 1874 it is a splendid circular cast iron ornament that really looks grand when it is switched on. For many years it was left to decay but has now been restored and makes a fine sight. There is a copy of this fountain in Boston in the USA.

The building behind the fountain is another of the great classical style buildings of Liverpool, the Walker Art Gallery. There are many fine collections of paintings, statues and other artifacts contained therein, another place to while away a couple of hours when it is raining. The two sculptures on the front are of the Renaissance Giants, Michelangelo and Raphael.

The Steble Fountain


Towards the top of William Brown Street in Liverpool, just where it broadens out into ST. Georges Plateau, and under the Wellington Memorial is the Steble Fountain. Named after the Lord Mayor of Liverpool in 1874 it is a splendid circular cast iron ornament that really looks grand when it is switched on. For many years it was left to decay but has now been restored and makes a fine sight. There is a copy of this fountain in Boston in the USA.

The building behind the fountain is another of the great classical style buildings of Liverpool, the Walker Art Gallery. There are many fine collections of paintings, statues and other artifacts contained therein, another place to while away a couple of hours when it is raining. The two sculptures on the front are of the Renaissance Giants, Michelangelo and Raphael.

comments (6)

  • Ada
  • United States
  • 10 Aug 2008, 00:17
Lovely composition..well executed.
Les Auld: Thanks Ada, appreciate the comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 10 Aug 2008, 01:48
Great one Les very nice. You say it's cast iron is that just the centere bit or the whole thing?
Les Auld: All of cast iron vintage, thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • Southampton, on the sunny south coast of England
  • 10 Aug 2008, 08:45
Good to hear that it's been restored. It does, indeed, look a fine sight. The pigeon appears to be enjoying it as well! I've seen the one in Boston and will look to see if I have any images of it.
Les Auld: Would love to see them Alan, thanks for the comment.
Nicely composed picture Les, who on earth left those Porta-loos in such an interesting place.
Les Auld: They were just being set up for an event over the weekend, thanks for the comment Brian.
I am making notes for a trip to Liverpool Les...I might have to stay a week at leastgrin
Les Auld: I would have said two weeks Bill, would you like a guide? Thanks for the comment.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Aug 2008, 18:31
It is rather splendid isn't it. Good for Liverpool to have restored it, perhaps as part of their "City of Culture" project?
Les Auld: It was done a while ao Ellie, well before city of culture, thanks for the comment.

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