Skip to main content

Top 7 Amazing Fountains in Europe

Among all the other architectural wonders that there are to admire, I got really interested in fountains.
As an architecture newbie, I decided to make this collection of the most striking fountains from around Europe.

1. Water Boat Fountain, Valencia, Spain


The image above is a cleverly designed fountain sprinkling water out of its man-made pores. 

Located in Valencia; it is known simply as Water Boat Fountain by visitors and locals alike.

2. The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain



The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is located in the Montjuïc neighborhood of Barcelona.

The fountain was constructed in 1929, and it was designed by Carles Buïgas.

3. Swarovski Fountain, Wattens, Austria



It is quite surprising that more attention is not given to the breathtaking Swarovski Crystal Head Fountain in Austria. It is honestly one of the most intriguing and unusual displays in the world. 

The glass covered, giant outdoor water feature is built directly into a hillside.

4. Charybdis Vortex Fountain, Seaham, England



This fountain is enclosed in a transparent cylinder, which appears to fuse with the water itself, giving the impression of a solid block of liquid rising out of the ground. 

In the centre of the fountain, a large air-core vortex rises and falls every fifteen minutes. Stairs allow visitors to look right into the swirling water.

5. The Stravinsky Fountain, Paris, France



The Stravinsky Fountain is a public fountain ornamented with sixteen works of sculpture, moving and spraying water, representing the works of composer Igor Stravinsky

It was created in 1983 by sculptors Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle, and is located on Place Stravinsky, next to the Centre Pompidou, in Paris.

6. The Triton Fountain, Valletta, Malta



The Triton Fountain is located on the periphery of the City Gate of Valletta. It consists of three bronze Tritons holding up a huge basin. 

The fountain is one of Malta's most important Modernist landmarks.

7. Smart City Fountain, Kalkara, Malta



This fountain displays a dynamic show where the lights are choreographed with music.

The water area is huge and circular. You can stand anywhere along the waterfront to watch.

Do you agree with my list?

Please do not forget to Like, Share and Subscribe.



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Ronaldo-Messi: The Infinite Challenge

These 48 first World Cup matches have ended yesterday, and these matches brought us straight to the second round, which will start tomorrow. Matches that have led us to a series of  historical statistical records ;  the oldest player ever to be on the pitch in the World Cup , the almost endless series of games without 0-0, and the first time a team qualified thanks to the number of yellow cards . We now move on to the second round, therefore, but in my opinion there are so many other beautiful things left to discuss about the groups. Surely, one of them is the Ronaldo-Messi rivalry. They could challenge each other in the quarters and it would be, sort of, the peak of their sporting rivalry. In two weeks we have seen quite a lot. Ronaldo’s sensational hat-trick against Spain, the total failure of  Messi  during the first two matches, the goal-scoring header of CR7 against Morocco, the Argentine psychotic drama, the mistakes of the Portuguese against Iran, the resurrection of Me

The Prince And The Pauper

It seems that many in Malta and around the world are awaiting with bated breath the arrival of a new British royal this month. Kensington Palace officials did not reveal Kate’s exact due date, but it has been reported to be 23 rd  April. This info is all over the news… But I don’t care about the royal baby much! The fact that this particular baby will be born doesn’t excite me at all. Is there anything  wrong with me? I can’t help but wonder about the estimated 371,520 babies that will be born around the world on the same day that, the third royal baby will come to be. While  some of those common children will also be born into a world of relative privilege and safety—though not the royal levels of privilege, by any means—many more of them will not. Many of the babies born on the 23 rd  April will inherit a world that is dangerous and even deadly. Of the non-royal 371,520 babies that will be born on the 23 rd  April, it is estimated that 24,000 will probably not live to se

No Fate and No Destiny

Last night, I was sipping some drinks with a couple of friends at Castille Square. We were using the outdoor tables and chairs of The Beer Cave. I was having Amaretto. I love Amaretto. One of my two friends was having Black Label, and the other one was having Gin & Tonic. It was around 2 a.m. when the Gin & Tonic girl said something about fate and destiny to which I immediately replied that I don’t believe in such things. That single comment sparked a very long and exhausting debate. One of the greatest and everlasting debates of humanity has been about the role of destiny in the lives of human beings. There was a time when it was almost an accepted fact of life, that each and every event was governed by destiny. Astrology was considered a science. Then with the advent of modern times, the importance of the role of destiny as a concept started losing weight. Today, belief in destiny is considered a superstition by the majority of people. And rightly so, since th