Fountains make fantastic historical monuments and still inspire us with their beauty and power.
Fountains were formerly build to have baths and washing clothes by citizens but in late 19th century they had been connected to aqueducts and reservoirs that supply immense pressure for the water to flow up in the air and it created a beautiful sight for your eyes to rejoice.
Let’s take a look at some amazing fountains around the world that grabs our attention:
- The Fountain of Wealth (Singapore):
It is known as the one of the largest fountains in the world, located in Singapore. Basic concept that this fountain depicts is harmony. It tends to promote unity and equality in religions in Singapore.
- The Archibald Fountain (Sydney, Australia):
The Archibald Fountain, properly called the J. F. Archibald Memorial Fountain is located in Hyde Park, in central Sydney, New South Wales. The design of the fountain is a mixture of Greek and Roman influences. It features god Apollo that sprays water on all visitors.
- The Buckingham Fountain (Chicago, United States):
Buckingham Fountain is a Chicago landmark in the center of Grant Park. Dedicated in 1927, it is one of the largest fountains in the world. Represents Lake Michigan.
- The Nations Friendship Fountain (Moscow, Russia)
The Nations Friendship Fountain is decorated with 16 gold-plated statues representing former republics of the USSR. The fountain sits within the larger All-Russian Exhibition Center.
- Trevi Fountain (Rome, Italy)
Trevi Fountain in Rome standing 85 feet high and 65 feet wide. Trevi fountain is one of the most famous fountains in the world due to its sheer beauty and appearances in so many films over the years. A must watch sight when you visit Rome. Fountain comply a $2.9 million restoration to keep its beauty.
- Magic Fountain of Montjuic (Barcelona, Spain)
The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is a fountain located at the head of Avenida Maria Cristina in the Montjuïc neighborhood of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
- Bellagio Fountains (Las Vegas, USA)
The construction of the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas cost $40 million, worth every penny (to us visitors). These Fountains are choreographed to various pieces of music and present a light and water show every 15 to 30 minutes. Before the water show begins the nozzles break the water surface and the Bellagio hotel structure changes colors depending on the day, show, holiday or event.
- Palace of Versailles (Versailles, France)
Inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the Latona fountain illustrates the legend of Apollo’s mother and Diana protecting her children against the insults of the peasants of Lycia, and calling on Jupiter to avenge them. He heard their plea and transformed them into frogs and lizards.
- The Burj Khalifa Fountain (Dubai, UAE)
Situated on the man-made Burj Khalifa Lake in Dubai, this fountain is one of the most amazing sights to see in a city full of amazing sights. The water jets can shoot up 150 meters (500 feet) in the air.
- Big Wild Goose Pagoda Fountains (Xian, China)
Covering about 110,000 square meters.The Fountain and Music Show has the most benches, the longest light-belt, and the largest-scale acoustic complex in the world.