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August 22, 2003

Fountain and pool, Madison Square

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What is the difference between a "reflecting" pool and just a regular pool? Does the water have to be a certain depth? Here it barely covers the bottom -- there is a second pool, at the north end of the square in front of the Farragut Memorial, which is reflective.

Or maybe you just need enough sun -- this one gets only dappled light. The fountain itself is delicately modeled with three basins (in context), each emerging out of the other and culminating in a bud (2-jpg) on the top. The water trickles, quietly.





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