A Photo for Friday

"Fountain Fun"

Fountain Fun

“Fountain Fun”

June 27, 2021

Charleston, SC

FILED UNDER: Photo for Friday, Photography
Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. CSK says:

    At very first glance, I thought this was an image of some sort of celestial phenomenon. “A galaxy far, far away…” I enjoy the way your photos sometimes deceive me.

  2. @CSK: I kind of like that initial response.

    Out of curiosity, what kind of device were you viewing it on (sizewise?).

  3. CSK says:

    @Steven L. Taylor:
    A laptop with a 12-inch screen.

  4. @CSK: Cool-thanks!

  5. MarkedMan says:

    City play fountains. Expensive, yes. But probably the biggest dollar per child-joy-unit payback you can get, at least in summer.

  6. CSK says:

    @Steven L. Taylor:
    I clicked on the image to get a closer look, so the photo size went from 2×2 1/2 to 3×5 inches.

    The three water jets in the foreground could be comets.

  7. de stijl says:

    Oh my. That’s impressive! Wow!

  8. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @MarkedMan: But probably the biggest dollar per child-joy-unit payback you can get, at least in summer.

    The small town I live near too put in a water park for the kids a couple years ago. It runs 24/7 from late spring thru early summer. Was talking with some folks about it and one complained about the homeless* using it for bathing late at night. I pointed out that homeless folks need to be clean too and asked why did they care as long as the HL were discreet (they’d have to be in that location) and didn’t leave a mess. After some hemming and hawing they alluded that maybe it was OK.

    * I live out in the sticks but there is a lot of public land and our homeless population is much larger than one would expect.

  9. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Oh yeah, Nice pic Steven, I like the framing with the child in the lower left corner.