Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Fountains


It’s still raining here in Tasmania so there have been very few opportunities to get out and take pictures. I missed  Dark MOFO and the winter solstice celebrations. I have only walked to Geeveston maybe once in the last fortnight and as it now gets dark around 5 pm if I go out I’m usually home close to that time because I don’ t like to cross the badly lit road in the dark when I get off the bus. You’ll understand why when I say that the speed limit outside my house is 100 kilometres per hour. So after that lengthy excuse it’s back to the archives.

“World’s Best Roundabout”

Here is a fountain which is situated in Hobart in an area known as the Railway Roundabout. It is a sunken garden which you reach via underpasses. The old Hobart Railway Station was nearby. There is no longer a passenger train service in Tasmania and now even freight doesn’t come to the city but everyone knows the Railway Roundabout. The fountain was designed and built in the 1960s and has the appearance of a flying saucer.  The lovely trees in the second photo are Gleditisia Sunburst. I am hoping the one in my back garden will grow to be as nice as these.

Salamanca Square – Hobart


The fountain in Salamanca Square.
The fountain in Salamanca Square.

The French Memorial Fountain

This unusual fountain is at the Botanical Gardens in Hobart. It was built in 1972 to commemorate the centenary of French exploration.

El Alamein Fountain.

This last one is in Kings Cross, Sydney and is one of my favourite fountains.

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The El Alamein Fountain in Kings Cross


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


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