My favourite fountain - at Nuevos Ministerios
One of the great things about this city is the number of fountains to be found in the streets, parks and squares. During the winter months I was intrigued that the fountains kept playing, even when there had been a serious frosting of snow the night before. To me, fountains are like living sculptures and they bring life to spaces that might otherwise be lonely at night. I teach in Alameda de Osuna twice a week and when I sit to wait for my bus late at night, I watch a floodlit fountain dancing to an audience of one and foaming in its solitary pleasure.