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Hidden Gems: Lesser-Known but Stunning Fountains You Should Know About

Fountains, with their blend of art, architecture, and water, have fascinated people for centuries. From the grand and famous to the lesser-known but equally stunning, these water features can be found in various corners of the world. In this blog post, we’ll explore some hidden gems – lesser-known but breathtaking fountains that are definitely worth a visit.
  • Swarovski Kristallwelten, Wattens, Austria: This unique fountain is located at the entrance of the Swarovski Crystal Worlds museum and features a giant, grass-covered head with water flowing from its mouth. Designed by Austrian architect André Heller, it commemorates the 100th anniversary of Swarovski.
  • Osaka Fountain Clock, Japan: A marvel of digital technology, this fountain in Osaka Station City displays time, floral patterns, and shapes in cascading water, using a digitally controlled printer that ejects water droplets in specific patterns.
Fountain Clock Japan
  • The Divers’ Fountain, Dubai, UAE: An awe-inspiring feature in The Dubai Mall, this fountain is 24 meters tall and displays fiberglass sculptures of divers. It pays tribute to the pearl divers, significant in Dubai’s early history.
  • Tunnel of Surprises, Lima, Peru: Part of the Magic Water Circuit in Parque de la Reserva, this interactive fountain challenges visitors to pass through without getting wet. The circuit is a popular attraction and holds a Guinness World Record.
  • Fountain of Wealth, Singapore: Recognized as the world’s largest fountain, it’s designed to symbolize wealth and life. The bronze ring represents the Hindu Mandala, signifying unity and harmony, and is an integral part of the Suntec City complex.
  • Mustangs of Las Colinas, Texas, USA: This bronze fountain by Robert Glen is one of the largest equestrian sculptures globally. It portrays mustangs running through water, which adds a dynamic element to the sculpture.
Mustangs of Las Colinas Texas USA 1
  • Magic Tap, Cadiz, Spain: Located at Aqualand in Cadiz, this whimsical fountain creates an illusion of a floating tap. A hidden pipe in the water stream holds up the structure, making it a quirky and eye-catching sight.
  • Vortex Fountain ‘Charybdis’, Sunderland, UK: Created by water sculptor William Pye, this fountain is inspired by the myth of Charybdis, a siren turned into a whirlpool. The sculpture creates a mesmerizing vortex effect.
  • Bethesda Fountain, New York City, USA: Located in Central Park, this fountain is a popular backdrop for films and a symbol of romance. Sculpted in 1868 by Emma Stebbins, it was the first major work of art commissioned for New York City by a woman.
40.2.Bethesda Fountain NY
  • Chocolate Fountain, Cologne, Germany: A delightful attraction for chocolate lovers, this fountain is inside the Chocolate Museum in Cologne. Visitors can dip wafers into the flowing chocolate for a unique experience.
  • Mother Earth, Mosaïcultures Internationales, Montreal, Canada: This fountain was a part of the 2013 Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal exhibition. The event showcases impressive examples of mosaic culture from around the world.
  • The Rain Man, Florence, Italy: A contemporary art piece by Jean-Michel Folon, this fountain features a bronze man with water flowing from an umbrella-shaped top.
  • Cascades Of Hercules Monument, Kassel, Germany: Part of the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, this baroque landscape features water flowing from a giant Hercules statue through various waterworks.
Kassel Germany
  • Nine Floating Fountains, Osaka, Japan: Created by Isamu Noguchi for the 1970 World Expo, these fountains give the illusion of floating in the air.

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