Spectacular Fountains from Around the World

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June 02, 2010

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

Big Wild Goose Pagoda Fountains - Xian City, China

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

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

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

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

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?

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