Saturday, August 4, 2007

Fountain at Belle Isle

Fountain at Belle Isle, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. At dusk, with the lights. The James Scott Memorial Fountain faces the Detroit Cityscape at the closest end of Belle Isle. James Scott was an eccentric gambler and controversial socialite who bequeathed $500,000 to build a fountain on Belle Isle along with a life-sized statue of himself. The fountain is constructed of Vermont White Marble and has 109 water outlets in the shape of human heads, dolphins, frogs, turtles, lionesses and animal horns.
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