Top 10 Fantastic Fountains of the world
Top 10 Fantastic Fountains of the world
1- Swarovski Crystal Head Fountain (Innsbruck, Austria)
This striking fountain can find at Swarovski’s Innsbruck museum,Crystal Worlds (Kristallweltenstrasse in Austrian).
The grass-covers its head fits with a nozzle and two large crystal eyes and is actually the entrance to a museum.
Austrian artist Andre Heller was design this fountain.
The interior is cover with pieces of Swarovski glass — the museum’s founders describe it as the world’s largest kaleidoscope.
2- Turning Heads Fountain (Walnut Creek, California)
California’s Turning Heads Fountain shape is like an oversize human head and partly submerge in water.
Local Artist Seyed Alavi was creater of this Fountain.┬ who want to make a piece of art to appeal to children but also represent issues close to his heart.
Alavi decided to place the water spout at the skull’s apex to bring together the concepts of birth, rebirth, wisdom and community.
3- Aquanura, Efteling (Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands)
The Aquanura fountains at the Netherlands’ historic Efteling theme park were build to celebrate the park’s 60th anniversary in 2012.
Made up of 200 fountains and 900 lights, all attached to a grid-like structure, the park’s daily Aquanura water show combines light, water and fire and features a soundtrack composed by the Brabant Orchestra.
It attracts 6,500 spectators per day.
4-Charybdis Fountain┬áSeaham Hall, Sunderland, 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.
5- King FahdÔÇÖs FountainCoast of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Also called Jeddah fountain because of its location this fountain is the tallest water fountain in the world. Shooting water measures taller than the Eiffel tower minus the antennae. Water shoots out at 233 mph and reaches 1024 into the sky. The fountain has a maintenance schedule of daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, half-year and yearly checks because of the salt water and high pressure jets. Jeddah Fountain dominates the sky line in the city and the late King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz was donate for it.
6-Banpo Moonlight Rainbow Fountain (Seoul)
The world’s longest bridge fountain, Seoul’s Banpo Moonlight Rainbow Fountain employs 10,000 LEDs and 380 water jets that run along both edges of the 1,140-meter (370 feet) bridge.
The jets shoot out 190 tons of water per minute.
Taking water from Han River Directly and the fountains shoots up to 43 meters (141 feet) horizontally.
They can also ┬áprograms ┬áto move in time with music.
Fountain shows take place every day between April and October.
7- The Fountain of Wealth Suntec City, Singapore
The Fountain of Wealth is create for luck using Fen Shui. Its Location is in the Suntec City Mall.The base is 16,831 sq. meters(approx. 55,219 sq. ft.) and stands about 30meters(1181 ft.) high. Made in bronze it weighs approximately 85 tons and is situated on top of an underground restaurant that allows you to look above and view the ring.
8- Magic Fountain of Montjuic, Barcelona, Spain
A fountain located in the Montju├»c neighborhood of Barcelona. The fountain was constructed for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. At that time it performed only light shows. In the 1980s, music was incorporated with the light show and the fountain was completely restored prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics, held at Montju├»c. During the performances the area is crowded with thousands of tourists with cameras
9- La Joute Fountain Montreal, 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.
10- Crown Fountain (Chicago)
Chicago’s Crown Fountain is one of the most creative fountains anywhere.
It features a black granite reflecting pool positioned between two towers that use LEDs to display digital videos.