A traditional fountain is an arrangement where water issues from a source, fills a basin of some kind, and is drained away. In fountains sheets of water may flow over varied surfaces of stone, concrete or metal. Basins may overflow from one into another, or the overflow may imitate a natural cascade. Many fountains are located in small, artificial, ornamental ponds, basins and formal garden pools, and often they include sculpture.
We get to see them in every city we travel to and the bigger, more colorful it is, the bigger the hype. In this presentation, you will see some of the most famous, beautiful and creative fountains around the world which is going to refresh your memories.
There are many features with helps in creation of a typical fountain but one of the most common features of a fountain, if there is enough pressure, is one or more jets, in which water is forced into the air under pressure to some height. A famous example of such a modern fountain rises from the surface of Lake Geneva named Jet d’Eau (See at no. 35 below). Eye catching fountains, it’s a must-have thing for every self-respecting city that wants to attracts more and more tourists. It’s no secret that we can see them in every city we travel to, but have you ever wondered where are the most beautiful places to rest your feet while looking at water going up and then down? Try this showcase which can help you explore even more.
All of the fountains below designed by well known architects an I must say it’s not easy job to design and complete these pieces of arts as on the difference between the ideals of “architecture” and mere “construction”, the renowned 20th C. architect Le Corbusier wrote:
You employ stone, wood, and concrete, and with these materials you build houses and palaces: that is construction. Ingenuity is at work. But suddenly you touch my heart, you do me good. I am happy and I say: This is beautiful. That is Architecture.
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