"One of the Washington State Capitol campus’ major features is the Tivoli Fountain, a replica of the Tivoli fountain in Copenhagen, Denmark. The fountain was a gift from the Olympia Tumwater Foundation which was initially formed to create the water feature. After a lengthy repair project, the fountain was rededicated on Friday, September 8, 2017.
Visitors can again be able to enjoy its graceful water display."
The fountain has an interesting history. It traces its origins to Peter G. Schmidt Sr.’s 1949 visit to Denmark. Then president of the Olympia Brewing Company, he had succeeded his father and company founder Leopold Schmidt. Peter Schmidt was impressed with a fountain at Tivoli Gardens Park, an amusement park founded in 1843. That fountain in turn is a replica of a 16th century fountain at the Villa d’Este near Tivoli, Italy. The Villa’s expansive garden is widely considered by experts as one of the best surviving examples of Italian Renaissance design and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
I will have some closer shots of some of the fountain's features in coming posts. I hope you like it ;-)
** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"
- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)
- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.
::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"; Earth Wind and Fire