Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge : Week 27 : Vintage


Lefkas, Greek Islands

Old drinking fountain in Lefkas, Greece

I thought that this was a perfect example of Vintage, it’s a drinking water tap in the town of Lefkas (Lefkada) in the Greek Islands,   The brass part is the head of a snake or serpent, and when you turn the tap on, the water comes out of the snake’s mouth.     When we were busy taking photos, a group of Greek men sitting outside a taverna across the street thought we were having trouble turning on the tap, and started giving us instructions,  to us it was a fascinating piece of equipment, but to them it’s just a normal everyday thing!

I am sure that the serpent and the lion is some part of Greek mythology, it might be a Chimera, which, according to Wiki:

a fire breathing three-headed monster with one head of lion, one of a snake, and another of a goat, lion claws in front and goat legs behind

Happy water drinking!!

 

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hugh's Views and News
    Jun 04, 2016 @ 15:56:25

    Fascinating stuff, Joan. A great find. I hope the water was as refreshing as this find was.
    Thank you for participating.

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  2. the dune mouse
    Jun 04, 2016 @ 15:58:30

    fantastic!

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