10 most amazing fountains of the world
Before you ten most amazing fountains in the world.
The Fountain "Moon Rainbow" (Seoul) - the longest bridge fountain in
Before 2008 Seoul BANGO bridge connecting the shore of the Han River, was little different from the others. But with the advent of its unusual fountain "Moon Rainbow", he immediately became one of the city's main attractions and even managed to get into the Guinness Book of Records. The idea to turn the bridge into a fountain (its crossing function on one side of the river to the other BANGO also lost) came to the authorities of the South Korean capital is not accidental. This was done as part of a large-scale project to restore Seoul's attractiveness to tourists. Jet fountain hit on both sides of the bridge BANGO per minute throwing out 190 tons of water. In addition, 10,000 LED lamps dyed jet in all colors of the rainbow. Fountain "Moon road" is different and environmental "friendliness": water intake comes from the river, where it is then returned to the already cleaned.
King Fahd Fountain (Jeddah) - the highest
King Fahd Fountain, a fountain or Jeddah, - the name is the highest fountain in the world. The idea of its construction came up with the city authorities in the early 1980s. The city needed was the main attraction, and the choice fell on the fountain. His project has been extremely laconic: as a base was established thicket, made in the form of traditional kuritelnitsy incense, from which was to beat a powerful jet of water. In 1983, when the fountain was opened, the jet has scored a height of 120 meters, but this was not enough for the authorities. The project was finalized, and two years later became the fountain to throw the water column to a height of 312 m. In addition to the dizzying height of the fountain is also interesting because it is located in the sea, which is very difficult from an engineering standpoint. Fahd fountain is running continuously, and turn it off only for two reasons: on the planned inspection or due to strong wind.
The fountain complex Dubai Fountain (Dubai) - the biggest and most expensive
The highest building in the world, a giant aquarium, a huge duty free. Dubai authorities like to catch the imagination of tourists. In 2009, in the official opening of the biggest and most expensive fountain in the world, or rather, of a fountain complex, which is located on an artificial lake. His project has developed a California company with the speaker called WET, previously created the famous fountain in the Bellagio Las Vegas. Total for the construction of Dubai's giant whose size is equal to the area of three football fields, had spent a record $ 218 million. After the opening of Dubai Fountain joins a growing list of the world of dancing fountains. His repertoire includes classical, Arabic pop music, and under each of the tunes Fountain "takes" a different dance. At night time light show can be seen at a distance of 30 km and it is said it can be seen even from space.
Crown (Chicago) Fountain - the most international
In 2004, the "Millennium" Promontory Park was inaugurated an unusual art object, that combines an interactive fountain and videosculpture. author of the project was the Catalan artist Jaume Plensa, on the idea that the fountain was made up of two 15-meter towers, covered with LCD screens on which are projected images of residents of Chicago. Show the person of ordinary citizens, it was decided not by chance, but to demonstrate the "diversity of the city." To do this, 75 public and religious organizations submitted their candidates, whose images were used in the fountain. It is interesting that from time to time his lips on the face of a citizen folded tube, and spectators spat portion of water. Initially, the fountain "Crown" was called the most controversial design of the "Millennium" of the park, but eventually got used to it and even liked him.
Fountains of Peterhof (Saint Petersburg) - the most luxurious
Cascade fountains in Peterhof is considered one of the most luxurious and sophisticated in the world. And despite the fact that he began to take shape almost three centuries ago. The idea of creating Peterhof fountains belonged to Peter I. Emperor, which gained access to the sea, set out to build on the shore of the Gulf amazing imagination fountain complex. on its construction work continued over a hundred years, during which the Grand Cascade got 64 fountains, 255 sculptures and numerous other decorative elements. The greatest damage to the fountains of Peterhof has suffered during the Second World War. The four biggest complex of sculptures, among them the famous "Samson", "Triton", "Volkhov" and "Neva", did not have time to evacuate, and they were gone. But it was later recovered from surviving photographs. The last large-scale restoration of the Grand Cascade, which lasted seven years, ended with a solemn start-up fountains in 1995.
Fountain Of Wealth (Singapore) - a fountain, built according to Feng Shui
"Bagel on legs" and "basketball hoop". There just did not give nicknames to the famous Singapore fountain of wealth, in 1998 is listed in Guinness World Records as the world's largest, but later lishivshemusya this title. In fact, the design is symbolic constructions. Four support fountain correspond to four people and four main religions Singapore and ring size equal dome Isaac Cathedral, the embodiment Mandala Indian holy symbol and provides unity and world. The material was selected bronze, since the Chinese belief, its combination with water paves the way to success. Singaporeans believe that, if you get around the small fountain three times in a clockwise direction, dropping one arm into the water, it will bring good luck and prosperity. By the way, specifically, so that everyone could do it three times a day, a large fountain jet is turned off.
the Bellagio Fountain (Las Vegas) - the most famous dancing fountain of America
In the most wasteful and reckless American city of Las Vegas, there is one completely free attraction. And, moreover, one that can compare in popularity with the famous casino gambling capital of the USA. We are talking about the Bellagio dancing fountains, who starred in many films and serials. Bellagio fountain was launched October 15, 1998, the opening day of the nearby hotel-casino of the same name. Construction of the fountain at a cost of $ 40 million, but the money is not wasted, as the Bellagio managed to become a must-see destination for all tourists of the program, who come to see the daily performances, going to classical music as well as compositions by Elton John, Madonna and Whitney Houston. By the way, it is connected with a fountain and the romantic legend says that if you make a marriage proposal near the Bellagio, then the marriage will be long and happy.
Floating fountains (Osaka) - the most air
The Osaka Japanese tourists come to see the unusual floating fountains, exchanging the fifth decade. No, scientists have not yet managed to win the force of gravity. But fountains really seem as though hovering in the air. The idea of creation belongs to the American architect of Japanese origin Isamu Noguchi, and the opening was timed to the World's Fair in 1970 in Osaka. The main theme of the exhibition was the progress so wanted to create something that would have struck the imagination of the audience and demonstrated the achieved technological level. The secret of the fountains is their support, which is hidden under the water and in this case is absolutely clear, because of what creates the illusion that the structure is held by the water pressure and hovers above the ground. Despite the fact that the fountains were built more than 40 years ago, they still look impressive and modern.
Mercury Fountain (Barcelona) - the most poisonous
Looking from afar at the small fountain, which is stored today under the protective glass in Barcelona Foundation Museum Joan Miro, do not say that it is different with something special. But in fact, it is unique in its kind. Instead of the usual water fountain flows mercury - only metal preserving liquid state at room temperature. The author of the mercury fountain was the American sculptor Alexander Calder, has received an order for its creation of the Spanish Republican government. For the first time the fountain was demonstrated to the public in 1937 at the World Exhibition in Paris, and then he was transferred to Barcelona. At first, no precautions were not taken to the public fountain. It was only in the 1950s, when the toxicity of mercury and its vapor has been proven, the fountain was enclosed in a protective sarcophagus. So today its survey does not represent any danger.
The Trevi Fountain (Rome) - the most visited
Rome often called the capital of fountains, where the title of king firmly entrenched behind the legendary Trevi. That he is one of the main attractions of the Italian capital, as well as one of the most visited fountains in the world. Its impressive composition was created in the period from 1732 and 1762 by the architect Nicola Salvi. But in fact, the fountain on the site of today existed since Roman times. In XX century, Trevi has become a real celebrity. He starred in many films, and in the "Dolce Vita" by Federico Fellini and does become a full-fledged hero. In addition, the Trevi Fountain associated with a number of beliefs. So, throw in one coin it necessarily waiting for the return to Rome. Two - love meeting. Three - a wedding. Four - wealth. Five - separation. Not surprisingly, this has allowed the fountain lay claim to being one of the most profitable in the world. His annual income into the coffers of the city is about € 700,000.