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Is it a jacuzzi?


The Floozie in a Jacuzzi,  Birmingham,  June 2018

The Floozie in a Jacuzzi (officially known as The River) is a 2.8 metre tall, sensuous, naked lady who used to be the star feature of an impressive water feature in the centre of Birmingham.
The surrounding wall is embellished with the script of a T.S. Eliot poem, Burnt Norton:
And the pool was filled with water of sunlight,
           And the lotos rose, quietly, quietly,
           The surface glittered out of heart of light,
           And they were behind us, reflected in the pool.
           Then a cloud passed, and the pool was empty.


But the Floozie now sits amongst a host of plants and the fountain and descending river are sheer memories.


I understand that the water feature was removed due to leaks and exorbitant costs,  What I find most odd, is that its common name hasn’t changed to reflect reality.

Or maybe there are some new names that I haven’t heard yet?




Copyright Debbie Smyth, 2 July 2018

Posted as part of Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

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