Water Fountain Wonders
Fountains have a variety of different functionalities, from your conventional drinking water fountain to works of art for viewing pleasure. Why do we love water fountains so much? Fountains have become a point of gathering for tourists and locals to admire the culture, beauty and architecture. It’s a place where people play their music, sit down and eat local cuisine, where wishes are made and where marriage proposals culminate.
We have picked our favourite water fountains from around the world and want to share it with you.
Trevi Fountain (Rome, Italy)
Legend has it tossing a coin into this Oceanus fountain promises your return to Rome one day. This water fountain will leave you in awe of its tall, 85 feet high, 65 feet wide sculpture. The Trevi Fountain is one of the most popular fountains in the world, as you might have recognised this water fountain in many film productions from 1953, Roman Holiday to 2012, with To Rome With Love. If you find yourself in Rome, this cultural masterpiece is a must see, in order to capture and experience the true essence of the city of Rome.
The Fountain of Wealth (Singapore)
This towering bronze ring structure is the largest fountain in the world. The Fountain of Wealth is built on the philosophy Hindu Mandala, meaning universe. It has become a political symbol for the people of Singapore, encompassing oneness, unity, equality and harmony of all races and religions in the country. The fountains inward stream of water has become a good luck charm to those who touch the water and is popular for romantic marriage proposals.
Burj Khalifa (Dubai, UAE)
This fountain encapsulates every aspect of the word extravagant. It has over 6000 lights, 20 projectors and almost 1500 small individual fountains. This fountain is a showpiece must see, with water springing up to 150 meters in a synchronized fashion along to music and lights. The Burj Khalifa captures the glitzy and technological advanced lifestyle of Dubai, a sight to take your breath away.
Swarovski Fountain (Wattens, Austria)
This fountain is found at the Swarovski’s museum, Crystal Worlds. It is known as Crystal head, as it has two large crystals in its eyes and inside is filled with Swarovski glass. The fountain is the entrance to the museum, where visitors walk beneath the water stream to enter. It is quite a peculiar fountain, unique from the conventional showstopper pieces around the world. Visually it is simple but at first sight, it will blow you away.
Moonlight Rainbow Fountain (Seoul)
A Guinness World Record Holder, this rainbow water fountain Is the largest bridge fountain in the world. It is 1,140 meters wide, 43 meters of jetted water and is sure to put a smile on your face. The fountain can be programmed to move to music for daily shows creating an experience of pure joy and spiritual enthrallment. Have you ever been this close to a rainbow? Well now is your chance to do so, by visiting the city of Seoul.
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