04/06/2011 by Sarah Ritchie
Just this week I visited the New Zealand headquarters of BMW. In the carpark a rather large fountain greets visitors on their way to the reception area. The fountain is circular and mimics the well-known “Roundel” icon of the BMW brand.
The blue of the Roundel caught my eye. It was not just blue, but BLUE. The colour had a vibrancy which caught my attention, held it, then beckoned me over to see what on earth was making the blue so noteworthy.
The white of the Roundel has been created from white stone chips; the blue from pieces of glass. I cannot recall ever seeing glass (especially in that quantity) used as an outdoor garden feature in that way. I can just imagine what it would look like in summer with the sun glinting off the sea of blueness. I am sure it would be quite stunning!
Next time you are visiting our little country at the bottom of the world…and have run out of sightseeing options…do stop in and check out the BMW fountain…it’s VERY pretty!