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?