Thar She Blows!

For the first time in what seems like at least five years, the fountains in front of the Archdiocesan offices were switched on again today:


They were switched off during the drought, but following an extensive cleaning and resealing program, the first test of the renovated system was done this afternoon. A small boy shared the joy:


I was working out in the courtyard underneath when the water was turned on and went up to investigate. When I announced to the staff inside I was greeted with incomprehension: “what fountains?” What short memories we have.

About Schütz

I am Catholic, married to Cathy, father of Maddy & Mia. Since 2002, I have been the Executive Officer of the Ecumenical & Interfaith Commission of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. I was once a Lutheran pastor, but a "year of grace" and soul-searching led me into the Catholic Church. It was a bumpy ride, but with the support of my (still Lutheran) wife, I was finally confirmed on June 16, 2003.
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2 Responses to Thar She Blows!

  1. Felix the Cassowary says:

    I can remember when I couldn’t’ve been much older than that boy, and thinking how cool it would be to work in one of those offices with the fountains outside!

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