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Canberra Times fountain lighting up

By johnboy - 10 February 2012 9

canberra times fountain lit up

Martyo came across the workers rigging the Canberra Times fountain for light last night and sent in a great set with this note:

had a chat to the guy setting up lights last night – first time every
this fountain has been lit (normally a dull orange color) – will be in-place for about 12 months

barriers come down today and should be full of water – so going to revisit on Saturday night – at-least I got a chance to get under it without water 🙂

The Canberra Times Fountain by Bob Woodward was commissioned by Federal Capital Press in 1976 and installed as a gift to the people of Canberra in 1979. It is a fountain centrepiece. The tube and rods are of fabricated stainless steel. It is 450 cm x 500 cm x 500cm.

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9 Responses to
Canberra Times fountain lighting up
martyo 12:04 pm 12 Feb 12

Something must of happened – because they did not come on the entire time. Anybody see them on? – It’s a shame the entire focal point would of looked amazing….

astrojax 11:12 am 12 Feb 12

great set of shots – like to see a follow up set capturing the public interaction context – what people do with it. look forward to those, then… 😉

poetix 5:48 pm 10 Feb 12

Was the sculptor any relation to the reporter Bob Woodward of Watergate fame? Because that would be ironic, give the newspaper the fountain is named after…

Thanks for sharing the photos Martyo!

SnapperJack 3:51 pm 10 Feb 12

SnapperJack said :

This fountain might become a historic memorial to something which no longer exists.

The new circulation figures – which The Canberra Times didn’t report this morning – show that the Saturday edition of the paper fell 6.6% and the Mon-Fri editions fell 4.7%. This continues the downward trend which prompted Fairfax to hold a crisis meeting late last year to come up with ideas to save the paper from closing.

The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age lost even more readers than the Crimes. By contrast most of the News Ltd papers (including the Daily Telegraph) reported healthy increases in circulation.

Sorry, I got those figures wrong. The Crimes’s fall in circulation is actually much worse. The Saturday edition fell 6.6%, the Mon-Fri editions fell 6.5% and the Sunday edition fell 4.7%.

I think Jack Waterford and Crispin Hull will need to do a bit more than just printing endless letters and articles from the usual suspects day after day bashing Tony Abbott if they want to stay in the journalistic trade in Canberra.

Thoroughly Smashed 3:48 pm 10 Feb 12

SnapperJack said :

This fountain might become a historic memorial to something which no longer exists.

The new circulation figures – which The Canberra Times didn’t report this morning – show that the Saturday edition of the paper fell 6.6% and the Mon-Fri editions fell 4.7%. This continues the downward trend which prompted Fairfax to hold a crisis meeting late last year to come up with ideas to save the paper from closing.

The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age lost even more readers than the Crimes. By contrast most of the News Ltd papers (including the Daily Telegraph) reported healthy increases in circulation.

Hmm, I presume toilet paper sales are down then?

SnapperJack 3:34 pm 10 Feb 12

This fountain might become a historic memorial to something which no longer exists.

The new circulation figures – which The Canberra Times didn’t report this morning – show that the Saturday edition of the paper fell 6.6% and the Mon-Fri editions fell 4.7%. This continues the downward trend which prompted Fairfax to hold a crisis meeting late last year to come up with ideas to save the paper from closing.

The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age lost even more readers than the Crimes. By contrast most of the News Ltd papers (including the Daily Telegraph) reported healthy increases in circulation.

Zeital 3:22 pm 10 Feb 12

ahh cool i walked past it the other day i was wondering why they had drained the water and fenced it off….

Holden Caulfield 2:26 pm 10 Feb 12

Awesome. The fisheye lens shot is quite extreme; looks good. I really like the monotone close up too.

nice_enough 1:46 pm 10 Feb 12

Thats actually pretty cool.

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