16 July 2014

Waterfront Park Charleston

Waterfront Park, Charleston, S.C.

In between the frequent thundershowers lately we have been treated to beautiful skies. The pineapple fountain is a draw for every kid to explore on these hot days. I don't know if this story about the symbolism of the pineapple is true but I like it:
The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies. The legend began with the sea captains of New England, who sailed among the Caribbean Islands and returned to the colonies bearing their cargo of fruits, spices and rum. According to the legend, the captain would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside his home to let his friends know of his safe return from sea. The pineapple was an invitation for them to visit, share his food and drink, and listen to tales of his voyage.

Check out these dramatic photos of the pineapple fountain
I need to get to my bed kids. I download books from the library, forget about them until I get the three day expiration notice and then I have to read every spare minute in the race to finish the book before it disappears. 


Kate said...

It is a beautiful and unique fountain.

James Schiller said...
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James Schiller said...

The pineapple fountain is beautiful. It embodies the laid back ambiance and historic charm of Charleston. Structures like this and the design of homes at Downtown Charleston makes the place even more ideal to visit. It is truly a place where history meets art.

William Kendall said...

A beautiful design for a fountain, Joan! You capture it well.

Jack said...

I like this fountain, too.

chuckography said...

Joan, do they still have signs at the two fountains that say "No Lifeguards?" Must be a lawyer legal thing. LOL