Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Top 40 Fabulous Fountains of the World

A fountain is a piece of architecture which pours water into a basin or jets it into the air either to supply drinking water or for decorative or dramatic effect. Fountains were originally purely functional, connected to springs or aqueducts and used to provide drinking water and water for bathing and washing to the residents of cities, towns and villages. Until the late 19th century most fountains operated by gravity, and needed a source of water higher than the fountain, such as a reservoir or aqueduct, to make the water flow or jet into the air. But now a days fountains are run by motors to spray the water from the ground. In addition to that a lot of creative sculpture, lighting effects, etc... are give to make it look more attractive. Now, we bring you such 40 fabulous fountains from around the world.

[40] 71 Fountain, Ohio , United States

[39] Archibald Fountain, Sydney , Australia

[38] Banpo Bridge Fountain, Seoul , South Korea

[37] Bellagio Fountains, Nevada , United States

[36] Buckingham Fountain, Chicago , United States

[35] Cesar Chavez Fountain Park , San Jose , United States

[34] Chatsworth House & fountains, Derbyshire , England

[33] City Hall Fountains, Edmonton , Canada

[32] Crown Fountain, Chicago , United States

[31] Disney’s Fountain of Nations, Florida , United States

[30] El Alamein Fountain, Sydney , Australia

[29] Floating Fountains, Osaka , Japan

[28] Fonte do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo , Brazil

[27] Fountain of Rings, Georgia , United States

[26] Fountain of Wealth, Suntec City , Singapore

[25] Four Rivers Fountain, Rome , Italy

[24] Frisco Square fountain, Frisco Square, Texas

[23] Gardens of Versailles , Versailles , France

[22] Grand Haven Musical Fountain , Michigan, USA

[21] Grove Baths of Apollo, Chateau de Versailles, France

[20] Horace Dodge Fountain , Michigan , United States

[19] Jet d’eau Fountain, Geneva , Switzerland

[18] Kansas City Plaza Fountain , Missouri , United States

[17] King Fahd’s Fountain, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

[16] Magic Fountain, Montjuic, Barcelona

[15] Merlion Front , Singapore

[14] Multimedia fountain, Wroclaw , Poland

[13] Ovato fountain, Villa d’Este Park , Italy

[12] People's Friendship Fountain, Moscow , Russia

[11] Peterhof Fountains, St. Petersburg , Russia

[10] Pineapple Fountain , South Carolina , United States

[9] Scott Fountain , Michigan , United States

[8] Space Printer Fountain, Hakata , Japan

[7] Swarovski Fountain, Innsbruck , Austria

[6] Tap fountain, Santa Galdana, Menorca

[5] Tivoli Fountain fountain, Tivoli , Italy

[4] Trevi Fountain, Rome , Italy

[3] Vaillancourt Fountain , California , United States

[2] Villa d’Este Water Fountain, Tivoli , Italy

[1] Volcano Fountain, Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates

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