Monday, May 23, 2011

Sea Horses

I'm surprised that I can't find a more conventional view of the Littlefield Fountain at the University of Texas that we've shown here on the blog. Maybe it was just too obvious. Here's one from Wikipedia. But I like this close-up from the back that shows clearly that the horses are half horse, half giant fish. I'm not sure I understand the relevance in a memorial to the 'Great War' (WWI), but it is dramatic. This fixture on the UT campus is over seventy years old.

1 comment:

  1. A familiar sight to me during my years at UT in the '60s. It seemed then to be full of soap bubbles about half the time.