GOSH who pulled the plug

By Paula Gabb

GOSH who pulled the plug

Birmingham Council House

Outside the Council House in Victoria Square has my favourite fountain known locally the “floozie in the Jacuzzi” However its official title is “The River” if only it was working!!

Designed by Indian sculptor Dhruva Mistry CBE RA after he won an international competition to design it.

Although plagued by leaks and therefore not always in use, when the fountain is switched on it is one of the largest in Europe as the water flows at a rate of 3,000 gallons per minute.

Cannot believe in 2014 it was her anniversary of 21 years of it opening by Diana, Princess of Wales in 1993. Much loved and pride of place outside the Council House and the Town Hall.

It is most attractive area which leads to shopping, threatre, music entertainment

Our lady is such a romantic mood today she is excited about meeting the band at the Town Hall tonight.  But firstly she has to meet up with the girls for a bite to eat, as she passes the “Floozie in the Jacuzzi she just thinks to herself what fun she is going to have tonight


  • abstract
  • acrylics
  • winter
  • paintings
  • cityscape
  • outdoors
  • wet
  • birmingham

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30 x 23 cm
Acrylic on canvas
1 Year ago

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(ruler scale: 2m  -  6'6")

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