Children with water-jug

Go on! Chuck 'im in! | Photo: Tom Walton

Because of its sculptures, apart from anything else, the Parque de la Ciutadella is one of Barcelona's most interesting — though it's got history and architecture and lots of quiet corners (not to mention a zoo) to recommend it.

The fountain above, Gerro amb Nens (Children with water-jug) is by Josep Reynés and dates back to 1882, which predates the park itself, opened only in 1888 for Barcelona's first universal exhibition.

The fountain amuses me because it reminds me of being a kid, and of when my own kids were small and they chucked each other in fountains.

Below, the fountain in its full context…

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Photo: Tom Walton

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