Water shape: “Stone flower” and other fountains of the world

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In anticipation of the real spring warmth and the summer season, let's remember the main fountains of the world, for which it is worth going even to the ends of the world

The main news of recent days is that the famous Stone Flower fountain, built in 1954 by architect Konstantin Topuridze, has opened at VDNKh after the first restoration in 65 years. It is expected to launch by the beginning of May. In the meantime, the capital's public and the press are actively discussing what one of the main attractions of the capital has become, we offer a look at the most famous fountains in the world. Some of them are said to help you meet your love and increase your wealth!

The 10 most beautiful fountains in the world that change life and destiny (photo 1)“Stone Flower” at VDNH after restoration

TREVI FOUNTAIN IN ROME, ITALY

The Trevi Fountain, the largest fountain in Rome, was built between 1732 and 1762 by the architect Nicola Salvi. The Baroque building adjoins the façade of the Palazzo Poli. From the central niche emerges the Ocean on a sea shell, it is pulled by newts and hippocampi. There is a belief that a person who throws a coin into the fountain will return to Rome. Two coins – a love meeting, three – a wedding, four – wealth. The amount that municipal services fish out annually reaches 700,000 euros. In 2014, the fountain was also closed for restoration – marble statues were put in order and the water supply system was improved. By the way, the Italian fashion house Fendi allocated funds for the renovation.The 10 most beautiful fountains in the world

FOUNTAIN OF WEALTH IN SINGAPORE

Fountain of Wealth (eng. “Fountain of wealth”) is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest in the world. Its base area is 1,683 square meters, and water flows from the height of a five-story building. The shape of the building is not accidental: the columns symbolize the four peoples and religions of the country, bronze and water are the path to success. The ring is the embodiment of the Mandala, the Indian symbol of peace. Singaporeans are sure that the fountain increases wealth and grants wishes. /01/a770cbe0d77310872bca8c26a8baa3c7.jpg” width=”728″ height=”555″ class=”lazy-image__image _align-center” data-v-0571743d=”1″ alt=”10 most beautiful fountains in the world” />

APOLLO FOUNTAIN IN VERSAILLES, FRANCE

The gilded figure of Apollo symbolizes the Sun King himself, alluding to the splendor of his court and patronage of the arts. Appeared in the era of Louis XIV, the fountains of Versailles still operate on the basis of the hydraulic system of those times. The volume of water consumed by the royal Versailles was equal to the water costs of all of Paris. Today, the fountains are listed with the palace by UNESCO.

The 10 most beautiful fountains in the world

JET D'EAU FOUNTAIN, SWITZERLAND

The Jet d'eau fountain, which hits a height of 140 meters, is one of the main attractions of Geneva. The former safety valve diverted the water involved in the production. In 1891, the city council decided to increase the height of the jet and equip it with lighting. Now the Jet d'eau fountain is a real symbol of the city, every second it throws out 500 liters of water at a speed of 200 km/h, its weight in the air reaches 5 tons.

10 most beautiful fountains in the world

PRINCESS DIANA MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN IN LONDON, UK

An unusual “horizontal fountain” in memory of Princess Diana was installed in Hyde Park – the heart of the British capital. The structure, designed by the artist and landscape architect Katherine Gustafson, is a ring of granite, along which two oncoming streams flow. In one direction, the water runs down the steps, in the other it imitates a turbulent stream.The 10 most beautiful fountains in the world that change life and destiny (photo 16)

DANCING FOUNTAINS IN DUBAI, UAE

A giant structure, 275 meters long and 150 meters high, is located in the center of an artificial lake near the Burj Khalifa skyscraper. The project was developed by the American company WET Design, among whose works is the famous Bellagio fountain in Las Vegas. The fountain is illuminated by 6,600 lanterns and 25 colored spotlights, the jets dance to the accompaniment of classical and modern world and Arabic music. src=”/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/39d154f1dc5359208e2f201b8e10d618.jpg” width=”728″ height=”413″ class=”lazy-image__image _align-center” data-v-0571743d=”1″ alt=” 10 most beautiful fountains in the world that change life and destiny (photo 19)” />

STRAVINSKY FOUNTAIN IN PARIS, FRANCE

The Stravinsky Fountain (Fontaine Stravinski) aka the Tinguely Fountain on Igor Stravinsky Square near the Pompidou Center was opened in the early 1980s. The authors of the project are Swiss architect Jean Tinguely and his wife, artist Niki de Saint Phalle. The composition includes 16 moving sculptures gliding across the water surface. Avant-garde figures put on a performance to the music of Stravinsky, taking turns releasing trickles of water.

The 10 most beautiful fountains in the world that change life and destiny (photo 22)

METALMORPHOSIS FOUNTAIN IN NORTH CAROLINA, USA

The fountain in the shape of a head was designed for the city of Charlotte in North Carolina by the notorious Czech sculptor David Cerny (David Cherny, David Cerny). The 7.6 m high structure consists of rotating steel blocks, polished to a mirror finish. Several times a day, parts of Metalmorphosis (a play on the words “metamorphosis” and “metal”) come together to form a head, then separate again. The “metamorphoses” of the art object are monitored by a webcam around the clock, broadcasting them on the personal website of the fountain.The 10 most beautiful fountains in the world that change life and destiny (photo 25)

BANPO BRIDGE FOUNTAIN IN SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

One of the sights of Seoul – Banpo Bridge and part of it, the Moon Rainbow Fountain, which opened in 2009. With a length of 1140 meters, the structure is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest fountain on the bridge. The 15 minute light show is repeated several times a day. At this time, you need to lower your palm into the water and make a wish.

10 most beautiful fountains in the world

SAMSON FOUNTAIN IN PETERHOF, RUSSIA

“Samson Tearing the Lion's Mouth” is the pearl of the park ensemble in Peterhof. The biblical hero fights with a lion, and from whose mouth a stream of water 21 meters high beats. The monument was erected in 1735 in honor of the 25th anniversary of the victory of Russian troops over the Swedes near Poltava. During the Second World War, the original statue was lost, so in 1947 the sculptors V. Simonov and N. Mikhailov recreated a copy based on archival data, drawings and photographs. There are no folk signs associated with Samson, but with another attraction of Peterhof – the statue of Neptune, installed on the terrace of the Monplaisir Palace – yes. They say that if you leave a coin at his feet, then luck will accompany him in life. Perhaps because the statue was cast from captured Swedish weapons according to the sketches of Peter the Great himself. wp-content/uploads/2022/01/ee34cb274b33bc2fcfbb601f5ead1a61.jpg” width=”728″ height=”485″ class=”lazy-image__image _align-center” data-v-0571743d=”1″ alt=”10 most beautiful fountains mira” />

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