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The Steble Fountain


Situated at the junction of William Brown Street and St. George's Plateau, the Steble Fountain was presented to the City of Liverpool in 1879 by Lieutenant Colonel R. F. Steble, the Lord Mayor from 1874-75. Left to decay for many years at the end of the twentieth century it was restored in 1992 for the visit of the Tall Ships.

It was designed for the Paris Exposition of 1867 by Paul Lienard. The original was then sent to the USA where it now stands in front of the Massachusetts State House,  Boston and is known as the Brewer Fountain. Other castings are to be found in Geneva, Lyon and Bordeaux.

The figures around its base represent the four climatic seasons and the fountain itself is operated from the nearby St George's Hall. The four figures are the marine deities Neptune, Amphitrite, Acis and Galatea,


The Steble Fountain


Situated at the junction of William Brown Street and St. George's Plateau, the Steble Fountain was presented to the City of Liverpool in 1879 by Lieutenant Colonel R. F. Steble, the Lord Mayor from 1874-75. Left to decay for many years at the end of the twentieth century it was restored in 1992 for the visit of the Tall Ships.

It was designed for the Paris Exposition of 1867 by Paul Lienard. The original was then sent to the USA where it now stands in front of the Massachusetts State House,  Boston and is known as the Brewer Fountain. Other castings are to be found in Geneva, Lyon and Bordeaux.

The figures around its base represent the four climatic seasons and the fountain itself is operated from the nearby St George's Hall. The four figures are the marine deities Neptune, Amphitrite, Acis and Galatea,


comments (8)

I love this old reborn stuff.
May it last forever!!
cheers
Rob
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Les Auld: Thanks Rob, couldn't agree more.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 3 Mar 2009, 07:23
Magical fountain, you cant beat these old works of art and this appears to be restored beautifully
Les Auld: They did do a good job on it Zed, thanks for the comment.
Oh yes!..Wonderful shot Les..especially with the falling water. Joanie should recognise this.
Les Auld: Hope she does Ron, thanks for the comment.
Joaniie has just said...as a little girl...she used to play here and sit in his lap ..there was no water then.'cause it was the war years.
Les Auld: I remember it before it was restored, seemed to have lots of rubbish inside it. In one of my Liverpool books there is a well known picture of a gang of street urchins around the turn of the century sitting around the edge after obviously spending time in the water. No fears from Health and Safety then.
Good to see you've brought a memory back for Rons wife Les. You have managed to capture the wet feel to this fountain, sometimes you see pictures that don't have that feel about them.
Les Auld: It is great when pictures evoke old memories Brian, thanks for the comment.
Lovely image Les !!!
Les Auld: Thanks JIm, appreciate the comment.
ha, i thought you must have been to Rome or the likes Les, great comp/processing.
Les Auld: One place I do want to go to Tim, maybe one day, thanks for the comment.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Mar 2009, 20:21
I like the subtle colouring in this, Les. Thanks for the comprehensive notes, too.
Les Auld: Thanks Alan, I did think desaturating the background helped.

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