Pineapple Fountain — Charleston, South Carolina
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The Pineapple Fountain is a focal point of the Charleston Waterfront Park, which people have been enjoying since it opened in 1990 – the spring after Hurricane Hugo. Pineapple motifs are common in Charleston and represent hospitality.
The park’s eight acres face the Charleston Harbor and Ravenel Bridge. The park also features a larger splash fountain, where children of all ages play during hot Lowcountry summers. Children also frequently splash in the Pineapple Fountain itself, where wading is not only permitted but welcomed. (Note to grown-ups: You’re allowed, too!)
Reflections on the Pineapple Fountain
Photographer Pamela Oliveras, who shares the photo below, describes her visit to the Pineapple Fountain during the January 2018 snowstorm.
“It was the day after the rare snowfall in Charleston. My dog and I decided to go explore. It was so cool that the pineapple fountain was frozen! I was really happy to capture this shot in a different light than how it usually looks. I think it looks magical. I would have loved to have captured it also as the snow was coming down the day before but roads were closed everywhere.”
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