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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