Monday, 20 September 2010
Fountain Square, Staple Hill, Bristol
Whenever I pass through Fountain Square it is always with a heavy heart, weighted down by faded memories of trips to the library (now relocated) with mum, and to the Leo's supermarket across the road (now a Tesco Metro).
I have a distinct memory of the fountain actually working - sun-beams dancing in the water droplets as they sprayed down into the large blue pool below. I'm not sure when the fountain was turned-off. During Callaghan's term in office, perhaps? Certainly it was a long time ago.
Some bastard wants to redesign the place. Admittedly, it's a sorry site right now, but the alternatives fill me with horror...