SJ on the Move

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Mainz - Carnival Fountain

One of the things that Mainz is famous for is its carnnival festival (Mardi Gras). They even have a carnival museum in Mainz.

On that theme, they have a huge carnival fountain (Fastnachtsbrunnen) with over 200 carnival figures. Unfortunately, the impressive features are somewhat obscured by the ubiquitous coating of moss that is all over the fountain. Sunshine plus lots of water plus lots of intricate surfaces equals lots of moss.

SJ didn't seem too interested, however. Her favorite pastime was collecting leaves and throwing them into the fountain to watch them float (an activity from one of her Sesame Street videos).


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