Moonlight Rainbow Fountain, Seoul – At 1130 meters (3707 ft), Banpo Moonlight Rainbow Fountain is the world’s longest bridge fountain. It takes the water from the Han River and has 380 jets combined with beautiful illumination.
Charybdis Fountain, Sunderland, UK – Charybdis was created by the water sculptor William Pye in 2000 for the luxury Seaham Hotel and Spa, near Sunderland in Northern England. William Pye thought up the swirling vortex design, which uses high-pressure water pumped within an acrylic cylinder. Charybdis was a water nymph punished by Zeus and turned into a whirlpool that swallowed up ships in Greek mythology.
Fountain of Wealth, Suntec City, Singapore – The Fountain of Wealth is located underground within a huge commercial complex in Singapore and is famous for being the largest fountain in the world. Made of bronze.
Peterhof Fountains, St. Petersburg, Russia – The fountains of Peterhof are one of Russia’s most famous tourist attractions, drawing millions of visitors every year. Fountains were intrinsic to Peter the Great’s original plans for Peterhof – it was the impossibility of engineering sufficiently powerful jets of water that prompted him to move his attentions from the Strelna site to Peterhof – and subsequent generations competed with their predecessors to add grander and ever more ingenious water features to the parkland surrounding the Grand Palace. Source: saint-petersburg.com
Vaillancourt Fountain, San Francisco – This fountain has been the center of controversy since the day it was installed. Created by Armand Vaillancourt in 1971, it is actually entitled “Québec libre!” It is representative of the relationship between Vaillancourt’s art and his political convictions. It is a huge concrete fountain, 43 meters (140 ft) wide and 11 meters (36 ft) high. The night before its inauguration, Vaillancourt inscribed Québec libre! in red letters, to note his undying support for the Quebec sovereignty movement and more largely, his support for the freedom of all people. The following day, seeing that the city’s employees erased the inscription, he jumped on the sculpture to reinscribe the sentence many times. Source: artandarchitecture-sf
Trevi Fountain, Rome –The Trevi Fountain is the most famous fountain in Rome, Italy. It is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and the maybe most beautiful in the world. A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome. The fountain is worldwide famous but many people do not know the history and the secrets hidden behind its construction. It is time to do justice to this extraordinary masterpiece of Italian art.
Swarovski Kristallwelten, Innsbruck – The Swarovski Fountain is a prominent face with piercing crystal eyes and a watering mouth which is the front of the crystal-themed museum called Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal Worlds).
Magic Fountain of Montjuic, Barcelona – This majestic fountain debuted in 1929 at Barcelona’s International Exhibition. The fountain surges, swells and subsides to the beat of an assortment of music. Over 50 striking shades and hues spread throughout the fountain during its impressive 15-minute performance. It is open year-round and performs during the evenings.
Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas – The Fountains of Bellagio were created to refresh your activities list while in Vegas and to add some romance to your trip. It happens every 30 minutes between 3pm and 8pm and every 15minutes between 8pm and midnight. A unique and incomprable show of water, music and light thoughtfully interwoven to mesmerize its admirers. It is without a doubt, the most ambitious, choreographically complex water show ever conceived. Among the many songs the waters dance to are: Time to Say Goodbye, Your Song, God bless the USA and Billie Jean.
Dubai Fountains, Dubai – Set on the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake, the fountain shoots water jets as high as 500 ft (150 metres), equivalent to that of a 50-storey building. The fountain is 900 ft (275 metres) long and has five circles of varying sizes and two central arcs. It has been designed by California-based WET, the creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas. Over 6,600 WET Superlights – the most advanced incandescent large fountain lights available today – and 25 colour projectors create a visual spectrum of over 1,000 abstract attractions. The beam of light shining upward from the fountain can be seen from over 32 km (20 miles) away, and will be visible from space making it the brightest spot in the Middle East, and quite possibly in the entire world. Source: thedubaimall