{scottsdale} bubble “fountain”

June 1, 2009

The main purpose for a recent tourist-y visit to Scottsdale was to find this so-called “bubble fountain.” It was all the rage online somewhere and only a limited-time exhibit, but it was not all it was cracked up to be. Supposedly when you walk by it, a motion sensor detects movement and then spews out bubbles in rotating smells of citrus, sea salt and something else I can’t remember.

We had the absolute hardest time finding the place and in the end realized we had parked right next to it but never realized it was there. It was supposed to be next to the “bell tower” but nobody we talked to knew there was even a bell tower in Scottsdale’s Civic Center. Turns out it’s just part of another building and the fountain isn’t a fountain at all — just a motion detector hooked up to some bubble-makers. And it was a good thing we got there when we did, because we then found out it was only turned on certain times of the day. We could have gone all this way for nothing!

2009.05.30 016 Scottsdale
At least they used a cool font for their promotional cards.

2009.05.30 018 ScottsdaleOne of four “fountains” that only spewed citrus-smelling bubbles.

2009.05.30 025 ScottsdaleCarson is catching bubbles — didn’t work too well.

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5 Responses to “{scottsdale} bubble “fountain””

  1. G said

    3rd scent is: peppermint

  2. likes cool fonts! said

    i like tht font!
    i think fonts r so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    at least there were cool scents!
    i like bubbles
    were they all round?

  3. G said

    and theres a scratch-n-sniff on the promo card!! yay!

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