Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A few photos of Reston Town Center, Virginia

We don't go to the center very often but enjoy it when we do.  It is full of trendy shops, a movie theater, and restaurants.  It's home page is here.

Below, the Mercury Fountain which stands 20 feet tall.  On top you can see the bronze figure of Mercury, Greek Messenger God.  Directly behind me as I am taking a photo of the fountain, is the open-air glass Pavilion which is turned into an ice-skating rink in the winter.  
I found the following online.

"Mercury Fountain was designed by Brazillian-born sculptor Saint Clair Cemin in collaboration with RTKL Associates, architects for Reston Town Center.  His bronze figure of Mercury stands atop a twisting column of Carrara marble with water cascading from twelve snail-like bronze trumpets into tiered pools below.  Located in Fountain Square, which is the focal point of Reston Town Center, the beautiful fountain has become a popular place for friends to meet."

If you are interested in Greek Mythology and would like to know more about Mercury, you can go here.



This is a building which overlooks the fountain.

Obviously a person after my own heart.  As we made our way back to our car we passed a convertible with the top down and I saw the toy lion (I'm assuming) tucked neatly on the dashboard.

24 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely shots, I have seen a few curved buildings,and they are remarkable.

Ranita Sinha said...

Wonderful clicks..

Indrani said...

Terrific captures.

Kay said...

I love that fountain! Mercury looks like he's actually flying above with a message for everybody.

The Elephant's Child said...

Thank you so much for this virtual tour.

Relindis said...

Thanks for sharing some shots of Reston Town Centre. The curved building is interesting. We have a Mercury statue on top of a theatre in Sheffield, UK. I've taken photos in the past as you can see it from several angles even from enclosed streets. I like yours against the blue sky.

Sunray Gardens said...

Sounds like a great place to visit. The fountain is fantastic.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Don't unplug your hub. said...

That Lion is to frighten would be car thieves.

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photograph, curious about the place, perfect to the trip. I am greeting

Jane and Chris said...

The loin is a great car alarm!
Jane x
PS Looks like a beautiful downtown core.

Cezar and Léia said...

What a beautiful fountain and your pictures are great!
Léia

TexWisGirl said...

pretty fountain!

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures you show.
Hanne Bente

Sarasosta said...

Looks like fun!. You should have jumped in the fountain. lol :)

jabblog said...

I like fountains, particularly on a hot day. I love the lion, though:-)

George said...

I've heard a great deal about Reston Town Center, but I don't recall seeing many photos of it. I really like that fountain -- and the lion.

imac said...

What a beautiful fountain and building.

Many thanks for your very nice comments on my night shots.

betchai said...

oh, those are very creative shots, especially the one that looks up to the building, but love them all.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Denise, Looks like a neat place to visit. That fountain is gorgeous... Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

katerchen said...

der LÖWE gefällt mir..sollte ich mal versuchen ob ich den auch stricken kann..
LG vom katerchen

Phil said...

Looks a nice sort of friendly town. Very creative shots Denise.

gigihawaii said...

I am amazed that stuffed thingie was not stolen. It would have in Hawaii.

Prem said...

i love that photo of the building, nice perspective and the stuffy toy by the wheel drive :D cutey. Thanks for the visit Denise.

Marie said...

The Reston Town Center is very interesting. Love the beautiful fountain! I have been to Reston, once many years ago...had an artist friend who moved there.

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