I've been meaning to get a decent photo of this fountain for literally years but never got round it some how (not that I've sever seen it working in over 10 years). So the question what's so special about this mermaid then.
Situated in the central courtyard of University of Birmingham Guild of Students, The Bronze Mermaid built in 1960 but William Bloye.
The Fountain is special to me as its the birth of 2 of my favourite originations. The first is the mermaid mascot to the convention of Ayacon, a little know fact that the original committee for the first Ayacon were most made up of students of Birmingham university and members of the Anime Society there so they only need look from the window were the club activities were held to find the inspiration for there mascot.
The second organization I am talking about is the circus society at the university who also took the mermaid as its inspiration forming Purple Mermaid Circus Society to which I am currently a member of.
So yeah I had to get a good photo of this on file