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updated: Mar 23, 2010, 9:35 PM
By Dedicated Staff
Wikipedia tells us that a fountain is "a piece of architecture which pours water into a basin". So, you ask, if a fountain has no water, is it really a fountain at all? And if it's not, what is it? And more importantly, where is it?
Ed and the Dog don't have any good answers for the first question, but they do know that the thing formerly known as a fountain can be found at the entrance to Winchester Commons, the 12-year-old housing development found in the far left region of our 2010 March Edness map.
According to a Commons resident, in the olden days, water ran freely from the fountain. In recent years however, there has been trouble with the fountain. Some temporary fixes were made, but they were just bridge loans over troubled waters. Finally, the homeowners association threw in the proverbial towel and turned the fountain off all together.
Today, the future of the fountain is as unclear as its non-existent water. For now, the centerpiece of the Commons entry is just a blue tile thing-a-ma-jig with a waterless basin and nothing to pour.
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