Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Winner of "The-most-unfriendly-fountain-in-the-World" Award

I am proud to announce the winner of "The-most-unfriendly-fountain-in-the-World" Award. It goes to a fountain not far from the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi. This is it:

The notice in stone says in Italian, "Pena un scudo e perdita de panni per chi lava in questo fonte." Roughly translated, this means, "Fine of one scudo and loss of clothes for whoever washed in this fountain." To re-inforce its friendly message, the next notice underneath says, "Aqua non potabile" - "undrinkable water."

And if you still don't believe that all this adds up to a very unfriendly fountain, look at the colour of the water below:

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