Athenian Delight - Athenian Delight - photo 112

  • 1200 Alberni St, Vancouver
With white Greek colonnades and black marble tiles, this very large, multi-faceted water complex nevertheless remains very cogent. A shallow main pool, sitting below the street, is tiled with chunky, irregular, black, flat stone tiles. Water from a higher level cascades down a wonderful falls into this main pool. The higher level consists of a series of descending platforms of black stone files which resembles a natural stream but with regular L-shaped turns. Each level has a large rock which is lit from below the water's surface. A Leonardo da Vinci quote solidifies this water art's classical theme: "In Rivers, the water you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes so with time present."
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