A late entry! Looking for something else on the Internet, I stumbled across a picture of this fountain at a nearby Seville hotel. I ran down to take a look and this photo. I love the tile work, which is SO Spanish and would add a lot of color to the cover of my book.
This is the Plaza de Pato (Duck Plaza) where I went dancing in the fountain one hot summer night. It would be the logical choice for the cover photo if only I could get the city to tow all the cars out of the way for an hour or so. Maybe we'll use it and get rid of the cars in PhotoShop. But then again, maybe another fountain would be better.
The Plaza de España fountain is dramatic, but I'm not sure I want quite that much water shooting up in the scene. Will people wonder how I managed to dance in such a massive, fire hose-strength geyser? Would they keep picturing me being thrown in the air like something out of a Roadrunner cartoon?
The duck fountain in Maria Louisa park is certainly colorful enough – too colorful and crazy? Does it say Spain to you?
Then there's the zig-zag fountain, which is also very dramatic, but perhaps a bit too geometric? Does the pattern seem too much like 60s op art?
Do you have a photo of a Seville fountain I should consider? If so, post it on my Facebook page or send it to me via email. If you had to pick a fountain to dance in, what would it be?
4/11/2012 08:47:12 am
I love that fountain, and the little stone duck that sits on top. It is certainly a strong contender!
4/9/2012 11:44:53 am
The duck fountain in Maria Louisa park is my favorite here. Colorful and unique.
4/11/2012 08:49:55 am
It is wonderfully colorful, and I was looking for something with a zippier visual impact than the original fountain in Plaza de Pato.
4/9/2012 01:08:00 pm
Definitely Plaza de Pato. It's where you got your inspiration and it really is very pretty.
4/11/2012 08:51:32 am
Any idea how we can get the city to tow away all those cars, to give us a nicer background?
If you decide on the Duck Plaza fountain, could you bring in something to block the view of the cars, like maybe some fake bushes? But what I really want to know is, will you be dancing in the fountain in the photo? I can picture you kicking up your heels, or twirling with arms outspread as if to say "I love Seville!"
4/11/2012 08:57:36 am
I like the fake bushes idea and will have to give it some thought. I decided not to put myself or anyone else in the photo, just a pair of shoes casually tossed aside, probably on the rim of the fountain, as if they were just kicked off as I jumped in. The photo shoot is coming up soon, I will probably try several different approaches and we can all look at them together and pick the one we like.
4/10/2012 08:43:39 am
Use the fountain you danced it. . .it will transport those of us reading your book even further into your story and our daydreams.
4/11/2012 09:42:51 am
A lovely thought, Jackie. Thanks!
4/19/2012 07:02:35 am
I love the duck fountain. I love it. But I suspect Plaza de Pato and photoshop should be your winner.
4/20/2012 05:00:51 am
I did some test shots on a couple of fountains Wednesday. Wait till you see the results! I'll post soon, and I think you'll love the look.
4/24/2012 05:37:40 am
My Fav is the "Late Entry" but not the shoes- don't know about you but there is No Way I could dance in those. I get that they are taken off to dance the water, bit of a distractor - my opinion and you asked :) White lettering - I cannot wait to read it all. Your site always makes me smile. Love your response to the ---- weightlifter
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