Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Old State House

In front of the Old State House is an old fountain - The three-tiered fountain with cranes shooting out water is an exact recast of a fountain that was originally placed in front of the Arkansas Building at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. In 1877, the fountain was moved to this spot in front of what was then the Arkansas State Capitol (I wasn't able to find out much more info about it, however). This shot was taken on Second Friday Art Night, when there was a steady stream of people heading into the Old State House to get free drinks. There was a security guard lurking just outside of the shot, and I asked if it was ok if I took a few pictures. He said sure, as long as I didn't fall into the fountain (mission accomplished, on that part).


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