A Fountain is an assortment where water emanates from a source, fills a basin of some kind and is drained away.
In this water flows from varied surfaces of stone, concrete or metal. Infact many fountains are located in small, artificial or ornamental ponds, basins, garden pools and also include sculpture.
We see many colourful fountains, bigger and different types in various cities when we travel.
“Fountain of water outpour the knowledge, youthness and creativity through quenching the thirst of unlimited reservoir of self”- Mehmat Murat ildan
There are many features in the fountain but one important among them is, if there is enough pressure water is forced in to the air up to some height. Here are some beautiful, creative and famous fountains around the world which will refresh your memories.
This will also help you to explore some beautiful places where water is going up and then down in an amazing way!
1. Swarovski Fountain, Innsbruck, Austria-
The Swarovski Fountain belongs to the Swarovski Company and is the mouth of a glass covered head which is the front of the crystal-themed museum called Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal Worlds).
2. King Fahd’s Fountain, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:
This Fountain is the tallest fountain of its type and is also known as the Jeddah Fountain. The fountain jets water 1,024 feet in the air which can be seen throughout the entire vicinity of Jeddah. In this fountain saltwater from Red Sea is taken instead of freshwater.
3. Banpo Moonlight rainbow Fountain, Seoul:
It is the world’s longest bridge fountain which has 10.000 LEDs and 380 water jets that run along both edges of the 1,140 meter bridge. 190 tons water per minute was shoot out by these jets. The water is taken directly from the Han River and also programmed to move with the music. Shows of this fountain takes place every day between April and October.
4. Crown Fountain, Chicago:
This Fountain is one of the most creative fountains found anywhere. It features a black granite reflecting pool positioned between two towers that use LEDs to display digital videos and the most popular feature is that thousand faces of Chicago residents who volunteered to be videoed for the project.
5. Stravinsky Fountain, Paris:
The Stravinsky Fountain is constructed in 1983; first public fountain built in Paris, outside Paris Pompidou Center and is made up of 16 mechanical sculptures inspired by the works of composer Igor Stravinsky. Specific concepts are represented by this fountain which includes musical key of G, love and death, wartime and wildlife.
6. Turning Heads Fountain, Walnut Creek, California:
This fountain was created by a local artist Seyed Alavi to show the concept of birth, rebirth, wisdom and community. It is shaped like an oversized human head and partly submerged in water.
7. Fountains of Bellagio, Las Vegas:
This fountain is found on the Las Vegas casino’s eight-acre lake, comprise a network of 1,200 nozzles, 8,000 metres of pipe and 4,500 lights. The fountains can shoot water to the height of a 24-story building.
8. Fountain of Wealth, Singapore:
It was named as the world’s largest fountain by Guinness World records in 1998 and can be found outside Singapore’s Suntec City shopping mall. It covers an area of 1,683 square metres with a maximum height of 13 meters also invites people to retrieve coins in addition to throwing them in.
9. Magic Fountain, Montjuic, Barcelona:
The magic fountain is a masterpiece designed by an engineer Carles Buigas for 1929 International Exhibition and offers a spectacular display of music, water acrobatics and lights which generate over 50 kinds of shades and hues. Barcelona’s biggest ornamental fountain which was restored for 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games so that it could continue to offer a unique display to delight all age groups.
10. La Joute Fountain, Montreal, Canada
La Joute fountain is created by an artist Jean Paul Riopelle in 1969. It is a kinetic sculpture fountain and surrounded by a pool that ignites in a timed ring of flames that last 7 minutes and circled by a host of bronze statues of human and animal nature.