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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 .
21. Castle Square Fountain Wales
There is nothing too remarkable about this fountain except during St. David Day Welsh St. Patrick Day when the Castle Square Fountain and the waterfall are dyed a deep red. This gives way to their fountain being called the blood fountain. The water stays dyed red from March 1 St. David Day until March 9.
22. Mercury Fountain Barcelona Spain
Created by Alexander Calder for the Spanish Republican government to memorialize the siege of Almaden. This was first displayed in Paris in 1937 during the World Exhibition. Later it was moved to Barcelona. Not knowing the effects of mercury it was open to everyone. Now it can be viewed behind glass so no harm comes to people from the fumes or touching the mercury.
23. Disney Fountain of Nations Epcot
The Disney Imagineers are masters taking a few simple elements such as light water and sound and creating one of the most beautiful attractions the Innovention Fountains located in Innoventions Plaza in Epcots Future World. The elaborate display is based on a 180 x 120 foot oval. Computer controlled pumps send 30 000 gallons of water cascading down its tiered walls per minute. Over 108 000 gallons of water swirl throughout the fountain.The magical fountains have been part of Epcot since opening day. In fact as a symbolic gesture of international cooperation and understanding representatives from 22 countries each poured a gallon of water from their homeland into the fountain.Guests can often be found mesmerized by the dancing fountains and accompanying music the combination of which can sooth frayed nerves especially after a long day at the park. One of the best places to enjoy the show is sitting in the outdoor cafe of the Fountainview Espresso Bar.
24. Merlion Front Singapore
April 23 2014 The Merlion fountain spouts water in front of Singapore downtown in Singapore. Merlion is an imaginary creature often seen as a symbol of SingaporeSINGAPORE April 23 2014 The Merlion fountain spouts water in front of Singapore downtown in Singapore. Merlion is an imaginary creature often seen as a symbol of Singapore.
25. Tap fountain Menorca
The floating tap fountain is a clever illusion. It consist of a faucet mysteriously hovering above a pool or basin with an endless supply of water gushing out of it from seemingly nowhere. The faucet remains surprisingly steady despite having no visible support and where is all this water coming from.This spectacular effect is achieved by a transparent tube in the middle of the water column that holds the tap in place and at the same time keeps feeding it with water pumped from below. The water goes up through the tube and exits at the top. The water column which is usually turbulent effectively hides the tube from view.Several giant floating tap fountains can be found around Spain Belgium US Canada and other parts of the world. Some are permanent installation others are temporary art pieces. The one below is located at Aqualand Puerto de Santa Mar
26. Vaillancourt Fountain Armand Vaillancourt
This fountain is known as the Vaillancourt Fountain but the sculptor Armand Vaillancourt named it Qu
27. Buckingham Fountain Chicago
The design of the fountain is based on the Bassin de Latone at the Versailles Palace near Paris and was built by Edward H. Bennett who had also constructed the Michigan Avenue Bridge.The fountain rises more than 7 meters high 23ft and consists of 3 layers of bassins surrounded by four pairs of bronze seahorses. Each sea horse symbolizes a state bordering Lake Michigan Illinois Indiana Michigan and Wisconsin while the fountain represents the lake itself. The statues were created by the French sculptor Marcel F. Loyau who won the Prix National at the 1927 Paris Salon for it.One of the largest fountains in the world the Buckingham Fountain measures 85m/280ft in diameter. It features 134 jets powered by 3 pumps.The fountains hourly 20 minute water display starts with small sprays. While the basins are filled more and more jets are activated until it reaches its climax when the central jet pushes water up to a height of 46m/150ft. The animation is best seen at dusk after 8 pm when it is accompanied with music and beautifully animated with a now computerized choreography of color spotlights.
28. Gardens of Versailles Versailles France
Set out to explore the fountains and groves with their water features spouting to the rhythm of music. Several circuits are available to enable you to enjoy the numerous masterpieces of the gardens or lead you to their most secret spots.Even more so than the planted architectural patterns and the groves water in all its forms is the favoured ornament of French style gardens water cascading in some groves water spraying from fountains the calm water of the vast sheets of artificial lakes reflecting the sky and the light such as the Water Parterre and the Grand Canal.
29. Chatsworth House & fountains
Elizabeth as they drove along watched for the first appearance of Pemberley Woods with some perturbation; and when at length they turned in at the lodge her spirits were in a high flutter.The park was very large and contained great variety of ground. They entered it in one of its lowest points and drove for some time through a beautiful wood stretching over a wide extent.Elizabeth mind was too full for conversation but she saw and admired every remarkable spot and point of view. They gradually ascended for half a mile and then found themselves at the top of a considerable eminence where the wood ceased and the eye was instantly caught by Pemberley House situated on the opposite side of a valley into which the road with some abruptness wound. Elizabeth was delighted. She had never seen a place for which nature had done more or where natural beauty had been so little counteracted by an awkward taste.
30. Floating Fountains Osaka Japan
Floating Fountains is Isamu Noguchi last work for the world expo in Osaka japan. Noguchi took this water tap illusion one step further and developed nine floating fountains for the World Expo in Osaka Japan. Incredible fountains that looks like they are flying.
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