City Drunk (Second in a Series)
posted by July 27 at 0:43 AMon
Water Fountain off Galer at the entrance to the path by the Volunteer Park Tennis Courts. As a rule, outdoor water fountains suck. Imagine my surprise.
Temperature: Not chilly-cold, and not even really cold, but colder than the first rush of water from your faucet. Colder than room temperature. Who knew? Score: 4
Stream: Every outdoor water fountain I’ve ever come across, if it even works, has zero pressure and zero height. Wow. This worked up to a high, not insubstantial, arc. It wasn’t strong or thick, but it was defined. Score: 5
Hum: No electric buzz here, but this fountain has a white noise pipe rush. You can hear the rush loud and clear because the pipe is exposed, attached to the stand. That was my favorite part. Score: 6
Style This fountain, at some in point in time, was going for a classic Roman look. It’s got a ceramic pillar stand, a silver bowl atop, and an ornamental, raised drain in the center. Of course, since it’s outside, the whole show is decayed with hints of moss. The pipe too. The push button is perched on the back of the bowl. It gives a dose of solid resistance for your thumb. Score: 5
Comments: I’m startled. It’s also shaded by a tree, set on a peaceful, leafy dirt pathway.
Final Score: 5 out of possible 10
Water Fountain at SCCC gym.