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Friday, June 11, 2010

Amazing and Creative Fountain Installations From Around The World


There are many beautiful water fountains around the world, from the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas to the old fountains of Rome.  Here are some fountains that millions of people travel each year to go see. These fountains are located at some of the most popular tourist destinations from in front of some beautiful hotels, to the middle of downtowns.



The Dubai Fountain
The Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain performance in the night
The Dubai Fountain is a record-setting choreographed fountain system set on the 30- acre man-made Burj Khalifa Lake, at the center of the Downtown Dubai development in Dubai.It is Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 25 colored projectors, it is 275 m (902 ft) long and shoots water 150 m (490 ft) into the air, accompanied by a range of classical to contemporary Arabic and world music.[1] It was built at a cost of AED 800 million (USD 218 million) the fountain was officially inaugurated on 8 May 2009 along with the official opening ceremony of the Dubai Mall.

Swarovski  Fountain

Swarovski Fountain, Innsbruck, Austria

The Fountains of Bellagio, Las Vegas

The Fountains at night, as seen from Paris Las Vegas
The Fountains of Bellagio is a vast, choreographed water feature with performances set to light and music.The show takes place every 30 minutes in the afternoons and early evenings, and every 15 minutes from 8 p.m. to midnight.The fountains are set in a 9-acre (3.6 ha) manmade lake.It is estimated that the fountains cost $75 million to build

71 Fountain, Ohio, United States


Fountain of Nations, Walt Disney World Resort

The Fountain of Nations is a musical fountain at Epcot in the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.. The fountain contains about 200,000 gallons of water, has about 300 nozzles and can shoot water between 30 and 150 PSI to over 150 feet high.

Archibald Fountain, Sydney, Australia

The Archibald Fountain, properly called the J.F. Archibald Memorial Fountain, widely regarded as the finest public fountain in Australia, is located in Hyde Park, in central Sydney, New South Wales.

Banpo Bridge Fountain, Seoul, South Korea


The Moonlight Rainbow Fountain is the world's longest bridge fountain that set a Guinness World Record with nearly 10,000 LED nozzles that run along both sides that is 1,140m long, shooting out 190 tons of water per minute which was Installed in September 2009 on the Banpo Bridge, Seoul.

Crown Fountain, Chicago, United States

Crown Fountain is an interactive work of public art and video sculpture featured in Chicago's Millennium Park designed by artist Jaume Plensa, it was opened in July 2004.The fountain is composed of a black granite reflecting pool placed between a pair of glass brick towers and they use LEDs to display digital videos on their inward faces. Construction and design of the Crown Fountain cost $17 million.

Floating Fountains, Osaka, Japan


Fountain of Wealth, Suntec City, Singapore


The Fountain of Wealthis listed by the Guinness Book of Records in 1998 as the largest fountain in the world. It is located in one of Singapore's largest shopping malls, Suntec City.At night, the fountain is the setting for laser performances, as well as "live" song and laser message dedications between 8pm to 9pm daily.

4 comments:

Antônio Araújo said...

Simply AMAZING! God bless you!

riyan said...

Thanks you Antonio, God bless you too!

Vania Moreira said...

Wow! I don't know which one I like the most...all of them are awesome! Riyan, where do you find so different and interesting stuff to show us???!!!

riyan said...

Thanks Vania, To be frank i collect these info's from around the web. I will not be able to survive without Wikipedia and stumbleupon.com. I am just collecting, editing and publishing mostly ;)

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