In ancient times, fountains have been used only as a utilization for drink and wash. Today they have become completely artistic decoration of cities, we always admire their fantastic architecture, created by a stone, water and sometime even more diffrent things. Here are the ten of the most amazing fountains in the world.
It’s not even really a fountain, it’s a giant globe, built in the Meadows-Corona Park in New York’s Queens. It appeared there in 1964-1965, as a symbol of the World Fair, the theme of which was the phrase “Peace through understanding” and had to tell you about the relationship between all existing things on our planet. The height of the monument – 50 meters, diameter of the globe – 37 meters, the weight of the assembly – 408 tons.
Magic “singing” fountain at the foot of the mountain of Montjuïc in Barcelona was built in 1929 for the International Exhibition Fair and Universal. For every second of constantly changing the shape of jets rushes up 2600 liters of water, which creates more than seven billion different configurations. Magic “dance” of water accompanied by lighting effects and music from the lyrical motifs from “The Godfather” to the fiery Spanish zarzuela.
For over 40 years – since the appearance of the fountain in San Francisco – around the heated debate raging. It is called obscene, tiresome, and stinking heap of concrete. Today, when the city refused to spend 250,000 dollars a year to shake the pump 100,000 gallons of water, the fountain has become a refuge for the homeless, after which the townspeople began to hate him even more. But its creator, Canadian artist Armand Velankur, said he would fight for their offspring.
According to many, is the most spectacular fountain in Asia. It was built against the backdrop of a large pagoda occupies an area of 16.8 hectares and consists of jets, dancing to the music, and sparkling and shimmering light rays from the LEDs. And so every night all those coming to the pagoda, Buddhist pilgrims from casual visitors to become participants in a magnificent show, which is remembering for a lifetime!
You will certainly capture the spirit, as soon as you get close to this giant fountain, built in the middle of the Red Sea coast in Saudi city of Jeddah. Just imagine: a huge water jet flies into the air to a height of 312 meters at a speed of 375 kilometers per hour! In calm weather, this fountain goes above the Eiffel Tower height!
Dubai likes to set records and build something that’s highest and most expensive on the planet, so it is not surprising that man-made lake in the middle of the Burj Khalifa, appeared a huge fountain, which consists not only of the jets, but also from more than 6600 lights and 25 high-power colored projectors, using color and water creating more than a thousand abstract compositions. Fountain stretches for 275 meters, it jets to the accompaniment of popular classical and modern Arabic melodies soar into the sky to a height of 150 meters.
Unfortunately, the Tivoli Gardens, even though it is protected by UNESCO, gets very few visitor attraction. In a small area there are 500 amazing fountains built in the XVI century, including “Dragon Fountain”, “Fountain-body”, water jet from which vibrates the pipe organ, and “boiling ladder”, so named because of the surrounding 42 water cannons. The quintessence of Italian fine art and high artistic taste has this Fountain dell’Ovato: Park visitors can take a semi-circular wall of water and admire the marble nymphs and arcades, feels thickly overgrown with green vines.
Fountain “Moon Rainbow” in the South Korean capital – the unique spectacle: on both sides of the bridge length of 1140 meters installed almost 10,000 nozzles, which are emitted from a long illuminated in the darkness of the jet, and the bridge turns into a babbling shining miracle. This fountain adds a bit of romance in the over-ordered, built in the skyscrapers strict business city.
During a walk through the Eternal city is certainly worth a look for among the maze of narrow streets of this treasure – an elegant example of the Baroque, shaded sophistication and artistry of natural waters, one of the most beautiful fountains in the world. Trevi – it is not just a cold piece of marble, attached to the front of the palazzo. The architect achieved a magical play of light and shade and created one of the most harmonious works of art. Many tourists believe that if you throw a coin into the fountain, they will return to Rome. Because of this every day this water gets about three thousand euros.
Strange spitting fountain built in the heart of Chicago’s Millennium Park: the two stand opposite each other glass tower filled with LEDs, due to which the towers are shown on the surface of the face of city residents. From time to time one of those suddenly puts his lips and spits out a large portion of onlookers on the water. Initially, citizens reacted negatively to the project, they were worried that the installation will destroy the image of the park, but soon the fountain became lovable of all, especially children suffering from summer heat and enjoy taking “showers.”