Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Hot Spring Fountain

A fountain right next to the Kochbrunnen, that runs with water from the hot springs (water temperature is around 65°C). The fountain's color comes from the sulfur and minerals in the water. On really cold days, there's even more steam, making the place look quite mysterious. The doves seem to like it...

Previous posts:
Kochbrunnen
Kaiser-Friedrich-Therme

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At 10:04 AM, Blogger Grant F said...

I'm surprised there aren't fences and signs all around it saying 'warning. hot water. children and stupid people keep away' i'm sure it would be a good place to stand beside on a cold day.

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger Rob said...

Excellent shot. Great mood. It looks a wonderful place.

 
At 1:15 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

grant - I haven't spotted any signs so far. I guess they hope that people will be careful when they see the steam.

bob - yes, it's a nice place to sit down and relax. There are several bars/cafés in the area for that, with outside seating in summer. Or you can just sit on one of the benches in the little park area.

 
At 3:38 PM, Blogger dutchie said...

Oh i have just been outside and it's so cold here (again/still)that i'd love to be near that fountain!

 
At 6:28 PM, Blogger Sam said...

That is so cool - I mean, hot! LOL -
At any rate, very ice picture!

 
At 6:59 PM, Blogger Maya said...

don't you want to get in there too in winter? ;-P ah..it's so nice and warm...yeah, mystical...

 
At 7:04 PM, Blogger Lisi said...

Nicola they must be the luckiest doves if they can dive in for a bath...haha and very good colors at the fountain...good shot!

 
At 7:15 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

dutchie - today it's been cooler here as well. Maybe just looking at it can make you feel a bit warmer :).

sam - hahaha, I had to think of the icy-hot creme I got in the US for my back pains once. At first I was a bit puzzled about it being cold and hot at the same time but it's true that's how it felt. Sorry, going a bit off topic here...

maya - :) I definitely prefer the Kaiser-Friedrich-Therme over taking a bath in this fountain ;-D

lisi - they need to be careful though, it might be too hot for them...

 
At 7:29 PM, Blogger Kris said...

..really steamining.. interesting !

 
At 7:47 PM, Blogger menggarang said...

Haha, really nice, 65C? Great! )))

 
At 9:34 PM, Blogger samcam said...

Very nice! Very mistic already!

 
At 9:47 PM, Anonymous grainofsand said...

I want to go here. Feels like a Jacczzi!

 
At 10:50 PM, Blogger Wolf said...

Wow, thats neat! I can why the birds like it! :)

 
At 10:58 PM, Blogger Carlos said...

Excellent theme. It looks as if were a big pie or cake.

 
At 11:17 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

Thanks for your comments fotoaddict, menggarang, samcam, and wolf!!

grainofsand - :-D Let me know when you'll be there taking a bath in the "public jacuzzi" so I can take a photo ;-D. (just teasing you) Thanks for that comment!

carlos - you're right, it is a strange shape. When you see all of it, it looks a bit like a seashell. No idea why they chose this...

 
At 1:27 AM, Blogger mea said...

It looks like a volcano to me, but it is very very cool nonetheless!

 
At 4:57 AM, Blogger Vancouver Daily Photo said...

What a fabulous idea. Great photo!

 
At 6:47 AM, Blogger luminlight said...

I IMMEDIATELY conjured a feeling of warm mist the moment I saw the photo...

 
At 7:48 AM, Blogger midnitebara said...

If that fountain happens to be here, you will see eggs inside mesh bags dipped in there. Japanese wants to boil eggs in hot spring water.
Btw, nice pic. and so colorful!

 
At 1:54 AM, Blogger Dia said...

wow, havent seen anything like it, it looks good :)

 
At 4:44 AM, Anonymous grainofsand said...

aaah nicola,will let you know if do! Then I will call you a paparazzi !

 
At 8:35 AM, Blogger Anna said...

Very strange. It's the first time I see that.

 
At 8:54 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

mea - that's actually a great thought! Maybe it's supposed to be a vulcano. Could be very possible!

vancouver dp - Thanks!

luminlight - maybe one day in the future when technology is even more advanced I might be able to send you the real mist through the internet ;).

midnitebara - Funny! And interesting! So if I see japanese tourists dipping eggs here I know now what's going on ;-D.

dia - Thanks!

grainofsand - Big smile! Alright!

anna - yes, I guess, that's what a lot of people think when they see it. :)

 
At 5:16 AM, Blogger Hotel California said...

I remember the water tasting like chicken soup or broth

 

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