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Most Amazing Fountains Around The World
A collection of the Top Most Awesome Fountains Around The World which will amaze everyone .
11. Samson Fountain Russia
The Peterhof Palace is a series of palaces and gardens laid out on the orders of Peter the Great founded in 1710. They are often referred as the Russian Versailles. The palace has many fountains and the most important of them is Samson Fountains that was added In the 1730s. It depicts the moment when Samson tears open the jaws of a lion representing Russia victory over Sweden in the Great Northern War.
12. Swarovski Fountain Austria
he Swarovski Fountain is the mouth of a glass covered head which is the front of the crystal themed museum called Swarovski Kristallwelten Crystal Worlds. It belongs to the Swarovski company and it houses exhibitions related to the crystals the company sells.
13. Volcano Fountain Abu Dhabi
Sadly on 2004 the Volcano Fountain once an scenic landmark of Abu Dhabi and one of the worlds most beautiful fountains was demolished to make space for a more picturesque development of the neighborhood. The 80 foot high fountain was built like a circular pyramid with a flight of steps from the four sides going up the six platforms to the fountain on the top. On the evenings the fountain would turn into a pleasant spectacle with coloured lights on as the water cascades down.
14. Big Wild Goose Pagoda Fountains China
Originally built in 652 during the reign of Emperor Gaozong of the Tang Dynasty the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a well preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. Located in the southern suburb of Xian City China the fountain is home to the largest musical fountain in Asia with the longest light belt in the world.
15. Oval Fountain Tivoli Italy
The Fontana dellOvato Oval Fountain also called Fontana di Tivoli is located in Villa dEste Tivoli Italy. The fountain cascades from its egg shaped basin into a pool set against a rustic nymphaeum. The design was made by Pirro Ligorio. The whole Villa was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2001.
16. Peterhof Fountain Saint Petersburg
Peterhof is an immensely luxurious and beautifully preserved Imperial estate founded in 1710 by Peter the Great on the shore of the Gulf of Finland Baltic Sea. It combines several ornate palaces a number of beautifully landscaped parks and a dazzling array of magnificent statues and fountains lending it the epithet The Russian Versailles. The Grand Cascade flows spectacularly from beneath the palace towards the Baltic Sea and is one of the largest fountain ensembles in the world. From the Grand Cascades largest fountain decorated with a magnificent GOLD statue of Samson battling with the lion a channel flows through the park to the pier where hydrofoils and boats from St. Petersburg dock.
17. Banpo Bridge Han Rive Korea
The Banpo Bridge fountain at 1140 meters long approx. 3740 ft. is the worlds longest fountain. It has 380 nozzles that pump out 190 tons of water a minute. 220 lights in a kaleidoscope of color garnered it the name of Moonlight Rainbow Fountain.
18. Fontaine Des Innocents France
Named for the cemetery site it was built on the Fontaine Des innocents was created by renaissance architect Pierre Lescot and sculpted by Jean Goujon. It was located in the cemetery de Innocents until 1788 when it was moved and it made its way to its permanent location in 1858. The fountain is in the style of mannerists which tend to be tall and thin. The fountain is decorated with plump little boys with wings common to the period.
19. Charybdis Fountain UK
The Charybdis Fountain is a vortex fountain created by water artist William Pye. Charybdis was a siren who stole the oxen of Hercules. Zeus punished her by striking her with a lightening bolt and turning her into a vortex that swallowed up ships. Charybdis Fountain is the largest vortex fountain. Encased in a clear plastic type polymer with an air core vortex that rises every 15 minutes gives this fountain look of the water standing alone.
20. La Joute Fountain Canada
Created by artist Jean Paul Riopelle in 1969 La Joute fountain is a kinetic sculpture fountain. Surrounded by a pool that ignites in a timed ring of flames that lasts 7 minutes and circled by a host of bronze statues of human and animal nature. Jets form over the statues and start to create a dense mist that gas is shot through to form the fire. The whole process last about 32 minutes.
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