So, the new beach-road roundabout in La Herradura now has a fountain embellishing it, which will have its supporters and detractors, more of the former, no doubt.
The roundabout, which is the junction between Avenida Prieto Moreno and Paseo Andrés Segovia, sports a fountain that measures 4.60m across. In the centre there is an 8-metre flag post that flies the village’s own flag.
The water is pumped through 24 jets and is illuminated by 16 red, green and blue floodlights. Everything is on a timing system and it also has a wind gauge that will shut the system down if the wind is to high for it to function without all the water spraying out of the basin.
Editorial comment: without a doubt a fountain is always an eye catcher from a tourism point of view but a roundabout is a junction designed to ease traffic flow – putting an obstruction on it might defeat that if it is hard for a long vehicle to negotiate it.
Time will tell…
(News: Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)