Life-giving water

Biblical fountain
What you see in this photo is one of the small water fountains in Cape Town's Company Gardens.

I always find these small fountains to be a reminder of the origin of the Cape Town we know today. As you no doubt already know, Cape Town (aka The Cape of Good Hope, aka The Cape of Storms) was once a replenishing station for trading vessels sailing around the bottom of Africa - often between Europe and India.

The water from this fountain no doubt comes from the slopes of Table Mountain, where rainwater drains into the ground and makes it's way to the lower-lying areas. Don't you think we're lucky to live in a city that backs onto such an awesome mountain?

One thought on “Life-giving water

  1. Val

    Yes, and the first glimpse of the mountain, after being away, makes you really know that you’re home. I was fascinated by the picture of the small fountain, I’m ashamed to say I’ve never noticed them before, something I intend to remedy as soon as possible.

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