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Neptune Fountain

The Neptune Fountain in Cheltenham is a monumental statuesque piece depicting Greek god Neptune in a shell-chariot, being drawn by four sea-horses and heralded ...
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The Neptune Fountain in Cheltenham is a monumental statuesque piece depicting Greek god Neptune in a shell-chariot, being drawn by four sea-horses and heralded by conch-shell blowing merman. Neptune sits proudly, clothed in a mantle while clasping a Trident as a symbolic representation of his dominion over the seas, while the horses are depicted in motion, and the entire fountain is enclosed by sculpted balusters and vases filled with flowers.
Unveiled in 1893, it was designed by engineer Joseph Hall and carved from Portland Stone by sculptor Richard Lockwood Boulton and his sons. It is fed from the River Chelt, which flows beneath the Fountain in a culvert which diverts the River through the Town to emerge in Sandford Park.
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NaturesBounty
 
NaturesBounty August 21, 2019
Such interesting history. Nice job capturing the sculpture and the building in such great detail and nice lighting and water spray.
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Joviaal August 22, 2019
Thank you, actually it is the third building constructed behind the fountain. The very first was a small palace. This one is a bank.
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Daisy00 September 09, 2019
Absolutely gorgeous capture!
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Joviaal September 21, 2019
Thank you. :-)
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