It’s a Small World After All / Muy Pequeño el Mundo Es

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THE FENCING HAS been removed from around the new fountain in our newly named Plaza of Nations. I’m not quite sure why it’s called a fountain. Currently, the “construction” sits in a square pool of water. I check every day to see if water is coming out of the “globe” itself, but it hasn’t happened. And, unless the water will come from the top, I haven’t been able to detect any spouts. What I thought were spouts on the column beneath the globe turned out to be bolts that hold things in place.

Maybe the fountain effect will come with the official unveiling.

Although I don’t know if there will even be an official unveiling.

For the time being, I’ll keep my opinions to myself and let you decide what you think of our new objet d’art.


LA CERCA SE ha eliminado de alrededor de la nueva fuente en nuestra recién nombrada Plaza de las Naciones. No estoy muy seguro de por qué se llama una fuente. Actualmente, la “construcción” se encuentra en una piscina cuadrada de agua. Reviso todos los días para ver si sale agua del “globo” en sí, pero no ha sucedido. Y, a menos que el agua venga de la parte superior, no he podido detectar ninguna boquilla. Lo que pensé que eran boquillas en la columna debajo del globo, resultaron ser pernos que sujetan las cosas en su lugar.

Tal vez el efecto fuente vendrá con la presentación oficial.

Aunque no sé si habrá una presentación oficial.

Por el momento, guardaré mis opiniones para mí y dejaré que decidas qué piensas de nuestro nuevo objeto de arte.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

26 thoughts on “It’s a Small World After All / Muy Pequeño el Mundo Es”

      1. anne marie:
        i wonder if the flag size was determined by population of expats or visitors to Fuengirola. No, that can’t be it; the American flag is too big if that’s the case.

      1. Ron:
        Just not large enough to satisfy Jim’s expectations. O, Canada! Eh?

    1. Jim:
      Did you spot Canada in the fourth photo down? (After everyone pointed it out…)

      1. anne marie and Mistress Maddie:
        I agree. It’s currently NOT a fountain. And, I’ve noticed people are already stepping into the water, since it’s so accessible and not even as deep as a wading pool.

    1. Mistress Maddie:
      I keep expecting something more to happen… like water drizzling out the top at least. Currently, it’s not a fountain; just a globe in a pool.

  1. I don’t like it. It’s like that song, annoying! Maybe it looks better in person or I’m the only one who thinks its clunky. I’m not known for my artistic tastes. I’m not known for anything for that matter.

      1. Carebear, you don’t have to play it. Just knowing that it’s there will put the tune in your head! Scoot can be quite evil sometimes!

      2. Deedles and anne marie:
        Yes, I’m evil. But I did at least opt for a classy string quartet as opposed to the Disney ride!

      3. Too late!!! Deedles is right (isn’t she ALWAYS), just hearing the title is too much.

      4. anne marie:
        But I found a really classy version. And since it’s already playing in your head (which I knew it would) why not be hearing a string quartet?!?

    1. Deedles:
      It could be worse — given what else we’ve got around town — but I’m not enamored either. As for you, since we agree on this, your taste is quite obviously exquisite. And you are known for your wit, charm, intelligence, AND beauty!

  2. Maybe the fountain is just the water part on the bottom. When you have water falling over anything the piece can get corroded and splashes can make the walk slippery and lawsuits happened.

    1. Parsnip:
      It’s looking like that’s the case. But then it’s not really a fountain. It’s just a “construction” standing in a shallow pool of water. AND it’s already become a wading pool with puddles on the pavement.

  3. I say it represents global warming and it is catching the water from the melting glaciers.

    1. Anon:
      And pretty soon the water from the melting glaciers will cause the tides to reach the “fountain.”

  4. Can we have one delivered, to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW? Naww, wouldn’t work, I love the video, did you notice the hamster on the corner of the table? Those repeat everything that is said, I bought one for Someone last Christmas (and a Panda for myself.) .

    1. David:
      I do love stuffed animals. Did you also notice the huge stuffed bear? I’d be happy to send our “fountain” to replace that piece of crap currently occupying 1600 Pennsylvania.

  5. I would definitely wade in it. It would be nice if it became a true fountain with water spurting out of the top and lights to illuminate the flags at night. I would probably take a shower in it then.


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