Spectacular Fountains from Around the World

By WebdesignerDepot Staff Posted Jun. 02, 2010 Reading time: 1 minute

While fountains were originally used as a source for water and for bathing, already in ancient Rome they started to be used as decorative elements in gardens and courtyards.

From the beautiful world famous Fontana di Trevi in Rome to the Jet D’eau in Geneva, these fountains vary greatly in design from the very old traditional styles to the ultra contemporary.

These wonderful architectural pieces continue to attract crowds and inspire millions around the world.

In this post, we’ve compiled some of the most spectacular fountains from around the world, for your enjoyment and inspiration.

Feel free to post links to others and share them at the end of this post.

 

The Archibald Fountain – Sydney, Australia

 

Bayliss Park Fountain – Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA

 

Bellagio Fountain – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

 

Big Wild Goose Pagoda Fountains – Xian City, China

 

The Buckingham Memorial Fountain – Chicago, Illinois, USA

 

Crown Fountain – Chicago, Illinois, USA

 

Dillingham Fountain – Ithaca, New York, USA

 

Dolphin Fountain – Costa Del Sol, Spain

 

Electric Fountain – Denver, Colorado, USA

 

Fall of Atlantis Fountain Show -Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


 

Five Rivers Fountain of Lights – Dayton, Ohio, USA

 

Fontaines de la Concorde – Paris, France

 

The Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi – Rome, Italy

 

Fort Worth Water Gardens – Forth Worth, Texas, USA

 

The Fountain of Wealth – Singapore

 

Frisco Square Fountain – Frisco Square, Texas, USA

 

Heartland of America Park – Omaha, Nebraska, USA

 

Horace E. Dodge and Son Memorial Fountain – Detroit, Michigan, USA

 

Jet d’Eau – Geneva, Switzerland

 

Julie Penrose Fountain – Colorado Springs, Colarado, USA

 

King Fahd’s Fountain – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

 

The Magic Fountain of Montjuic – Barcelona, Spain

 

Mall of Dubai Fountain – Dubai

 

Mulholland Memorial Fountain – Los Angeles, California, USA

 

‘Oklahoma Bombing’ Fountain – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

 

Oval Fountain – Tivoli, Italy

 

People’s Friendship Fountain – Moscow, Russia

 

Pineapple Fountain – Charleston, South Carolina, USA

 

Pyramid Fountain – Lima, Peru

 

Ross Fountain – Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

 

Ponte Dom Luís – Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

 

Tanner Fountain – Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

 

The Grand Cascade – Saint Petersburg, Russia

 

The Meeting of the Waters – St. Louis, Missouri, USA

 

The Mirage – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

 

The Unisphere – Queens, New York, USA

 

Trevi Fountain – Rome, Italy

 

Untermeyer Fountain – New York, New York, USA

 

Vaillancourt Fountain – San Francisco, California, USA

 

Volcano Fountain – Dhubai

 

Woodward Fountain – Detroit, Michigan, USA


Compiled exclusively for WDD by Zoe Ajiboye.

Which ones did you find the most inspiring? Which other fountains do you like?

Aa