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.
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