[Photo] Relic

“If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree. ”
― Michael Crichton

Queen Victoria Fountain, KL

Queen Victoria Fountain, KL

Queen Victoria Fountain, KL2

Queen Victoria Fountain, KL

The Queen Victoria Fountain is brought in from England and assembled in Kuala Lumpur and is one of the few thoroughly English designs around the Merdeka square. Constructed in 1897 out of 100% imported parts from England, the fountain features a series of lions and dragons that serve as symbols of the Empire ruled over by the Queen, arranged around an octagonal tower that supports a pinnacle from where water issues into the basin below.

9 thoughts on “[Photo] Relic

  1. edgar62 says:

    There is a school of thought that suggests that fountains are water wasters, but I think for the most part they are relaxing and beautiful. There was much concern when the Adelaide City Council even discussed removing the fountain from Rundle Mall the main Adelaide (Traffic Free) shopping precinct.

    • Jill says:

      Water wasters? That’s a pity. It is a small pool of water with beautiful sight to enjoy.

      I googled the fountain at Rundle Mall, it looks like a nice place where people can sit by the fountain and enjoy the weather. Is it still there?

      • edgar62 says:

        The Doulton Fountain in Glasgow, that my parents took me to see, is round about the same era – 1890ish – as the your fountain I think. But I agree with you, I love fountains, I find them very calming. At Wills Plaza in Adelaide University there is a small waterfall – very cooling to be near on a hot day. I used to sit in the Plaza and read.

      • edgar62 says:

        I am back in Adelaide today and I spoke to the construction people and whilst the Mall Fountain has been moved to allow the upgrade to go ahead, the fountain will be retutned to the Mall as soon as the upgrades are completed.

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