watery wednesday #17

16 Jun

This week I am showing you a photo of the fountain at historical Stadthuys Square (also known as the Dutch Square or the Red Square) in historical Malacca (Melaka) in Malaysia.   The fountain was built in 1901 by the British to commemorate Diamond Jubilee (of what I don’t know).  The fountain is named Queen Victoria’s Fountain.

In the background stands Christ Church in Malaca.  I had featured the church in my photo blog last year. Here’s the link.

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Posted by on June 16, 2009 in Watery Wednesday


23 responses to “watery wednesday #17

  1. Martha

    June 16, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Nice fountain. I was thinking it might have been Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee but if so they were three years late, it was in 1897.

  2. Ebie

    June 16, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Very nice angle shot and composition, with the clouds as backdrop. Love the details of the fountain.

  3. Leora

    June 16, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Neat architectural element, that fountain is. And I love the blue sky behind it, too. Lots to hold one’s interest in your photo.

  4. ilanadavita

    June 16, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Sunny and refreshing at the same time. Nice architecture too.

  5. ellievellie

    June 16, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Nice architecture. My grandpa used to work in a restaurant in Bulgaria that was called Malacca – I am always exited to see views from that city!

  6. April

    June 16, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Very nice stone fountain and gorgeous backdrop!

  7. Alicesg

    June 17, 2009 at 1:22 am

    Lovely shot of the church. Oh I love exploring Jonker Street near the church. Love the food there…:)

  8. Elaine Ling

    June 17, 2009 at 3:05 am

    A place in Melaka I’ll never fail to visit whenever I’m there 🙂
    Love the Peranakan heritage that’s found there 🙂

  9. luna miranda

    June 17, 2009 at 3:14 am

    that’s a stately fountain…great shot!

  10. My Family Daily Adventure

    June 17, 2009 at 4:28 am

    Thanks ewok for the visit. I love your post too.

  11. Maggie May

    June 17, 2009 at 6:54 am

    That is a very pleasing photo.

  12. NatureFootstep

    June 17, 2009 at 7:13 am

    an interesting fountain. It is a pitty you can´t see all of it. 🙂

  13. Arija

    June 17, 2009 at 11:32 am

    The fountain is definitely for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee LOL, it just took three yeard to build the fountain.

  14. Charlotte

    June 17, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog. You have a very interesting blog. I enjoyed seeing all of your posts here on the main page. The cemetery I thought was especially interesting. The church and fountain are really cool.

  15. Julie

    June 17, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Pretty fountain.

  16. Karen

    June 17, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    It was buillt to commemorate Queen Victoria’s 1897 Diamond Jubilee. If it was finished in 1901, then that was also the year that she died…

    Very cool shot and it looks like a great place to visit..

  17. JennJilks

    June 17, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    I love WW! It means summer is here. Nice shot.

  18. Linnea

    June 17, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your shot is so colorful and refreshing!

  19. Pacey

    June 18, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Very inviting for a drink if only the water is potable. 🙂 Love the angle too. Nicely shot.

  20. Carletta

    June 18, 2009 at 3:15 am

    Love that the fountain is off center and we can enjoy the surroundings as well!
    I feel like I could be taking a stroll around the area.

  21. bim

    June 18, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    It’s interesting that they were some years late with their fountain – looks like a square with a lot of history.

  22. bw

    June 19, 2009 at 2:04 am

    nice shot. The pink bricks look great !

  23. Ladynred

    June 21, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Beautiful fountain!


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