The frozen fountain in front of the Westin Poinsett. Weather is expected to reach into the upper 50’s today, which will likely melt all of this ice.
The fountain in front of the Countybank building at River Street and MacBee Avenue. The word is that it will warm up over the next week.
This fountain in front of the Westin Poinsett hotel creates my favorite winter sculpture. The shape can vary each year, depending on temperature, wind, and water flow. The ice builds only at the lower temperatures for this area.
This fountain is a favorite for selfies or hotel guests to pose in front of the ice sculpture.
Based on the water color, Greenville has recently seen a serious battle, a political debate, or both!
Actually, I think the red really does represent the “Red State” in honor of the GOP political debate last weekend.
UPDATE – A reader gave a more likely theme for the red fountain: February Heart Health month.
A rare and extreme Polar Vortex arrived almost exactly one year to the day after last year’s incident. A blast of wind ushrered in a 22 degree temperature drop from the previous day and ended up at around 10 degrees. The wind died by morning, but by then any exposed water froze – and created artwork such as this fountain at BB&T on Buncombe Street facing the entrance to downtown Greenville.
This week the weather went from 65 degrees to a bit of snow and icy roads. This is the fountain in front of the Westin Poinsett on an icy morning.