husband of British High Commissioner for New Zealand announced his disgust of Wellington bucket fountain well known and polarizing water feature what decorates the center of the capital of country.
Toby Fisher, husband of British Commissioner Laura Clarke tweeted: “After 4 years in Wellington, it’s time to be straight with y’all, this is the lousiest fountain in the world.”
Fischer’s joke statement is just the latest in together history of Wellington’s bucket fountain controversy. Actor Elijah Wood famously peed in fountain during in New Zealand shoot Lord of rings. Buckets of the main color of the design semi-often stolen as souvenirs, and should be reconstructed in cost of about $2,000 each.
Installed in October 1969, the fountain releases a erratic flow. of water through buckets, spilling most of over the surrounding pavement as it descends.
The Dominion Post wrote down unimpressed letters of that time to the editor. of of his installation: “This, I think, is a complete ugliness of what fascinates” one the writer wrote a letter. ” fact it is not so work effective simple adds to the incredulity of the observer.
Clark stepped in jokingly condemn his remarks: “As British High Commissioner in New Zealand, I would like to be clear what opinions of my husband … in No way represent my views or position of British government”.
Fischer’s remarks were met mostly with good- natural jabs, including from several participants of parliament.
“Fight me,” climate change answered minister James Shaw.
“Now you’re brave, Toby!” MP commented and former opposition leader Judith Collins.
“More proof that Aussie/New Zealand should sever all ties to the Crown and become a republic.” one twitter replied.
Other Wellington residents said that Fisher failed to understand the subtle charm of the fountain. “There’s a thin line between legendary and shit.” one commentator explained.
“I love him because he is so crappy and ugly and when the water finally leaves he is unimpressive and he has pride. of place in in cityanother said. “It’s terrible, so rules So hard”.