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straight up I am in love with water fountains. whenever I look at a public water fountain I go "this is literally a monument to a functioning civilization." when I look at a public water fountain I think about all of the technology, all of the water filtration and pipes and infrastructure that came together to provide Me drinkable water in a public space
some urban designer built Me a fountain to drink from because I might be thirsty. Literally the opposite of hostile architecture.

when I go bow to drink at a water fountain, that is a religious act to me, full stop.

getting in line to drink from a water fountain, coming across a water fountain when you don't expect one, it's literally a thing built solely to take care of you, just because you might like to be taken care of in that place. There can be no ulterior motive to the water fountain. When they blocked them off during covid a part of me literally fucking died

like I don't want to be over the top here but this is the basic design of the global representation of god that you find in the prayer room in international airports.

@wgahnagl AND the ones with the water bottle refill next to it too

“we know you may need to be taken care of in this place, but you are going many places. Take this care with you when you go”

@ohworm @wgahnagl I am so disappointed so many are still turned off due to COVID around me.

@wgahnagl this is, along with free and clean public toilets, one thing I miss in Germany.

@wgahnagl it's such a remarkable take, though.

I never really thought of them that way. It's a shame many are shut down right now due to COVID.

@wgahnagl lol yes. It's a water version of the UU chalice

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Thanks for your takes, I agree!

This also makes me think again that I - a person that has access to plenty of drinking water an inhabits a place, where people walk by - should find a way to provide free water to thirsty people walking by....

#water #freeWater #sharing #resources

@wgahnagl some of them are still blocked up, which is ridiculous. Don't we know that people aren't going to be sickened by a water fountain?

@wgahnagl I'm actually angry that my local bike trail system ripped out all of its drinking fountains when COVID started

@wgahnagl i also love the fact that in ancient civilization it was a sign of extreme wealth. Like wow, this city has such a plentiful water supply they can just make a pretty statue and "waste" it

@wgahnagl I like how you write, but consider this water fountain erected for the glory of General Franco, the dictator of Spain 1939-1975.

therealtenerife.com/posts/fran

@wgahnagl Just saying there are sometimes things below the surface!

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