Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Horsehead Fountain

The horsehead fountain outside the St. James Hotel lends charm to its entrance and makes a great focal point for photographs, especially with colorful flowers in the background. The riverfront hotel was renovated this past year, and back in the 1800s, it thrived with river and rail traffic.

15 comments:

Jilly said...

That's a lovely fountain - agree with you - super with the background flowers. The shutters on the building - so like French shutters.

Jim said...

I like that, its different.

Mike said...

Hello from New York! I would love that fountain. I follow horse racing. Very nice.

marley said...

I love this fountain. Very nice.

Rambling Round said...

Jilly, Water Avenue buildings do have French influence. Some of them have grillwork and details similar to that found in the New Orleans French Quarter.

Ming the Merciless said...

That is a beautiful fountain -- very classy and well done. It also reminds me of the crest of a French chocolate butter cookie that I like a lot.

The Texican said...

I guess I'll have to visit Selma on my next walkabout through the South. Thanks for coming by. Come back anytime.

Hyde DP said...

I'm really getting to enjoy all the different fountains we see around the world.

babooshka said...

I have never seen a hosre head fountain, and i have seen a lot of fountains. Really interesting photo.

Dina said...

Cool how you froze the shpritzing water.

Joy said...

Indeed it makes a pretty picture. I don't know why I instantly thought of The Godfather...

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Lewis said...

I love that fountain. Wish we had one like that in Selma, NC.

Halcyon said...

It's almost like the horses are shaking the water drops from their heads.

Southern Heart said...

That is a great photo...you captured the water perfectly, and it's a beautiful fountain.

selma.ghost.cat said...

hmm looks like the horses got a coat of paint, since i last took a picture of them, too