10 Facts About Fountain


Fountain, from the Latin "fons", meaning source or spring, is a decorative reservoir used for discharging water.

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Fountain in the Court of the Lions of the Alhambra, built from 1362 to 1391, is a large vasque mounted on twelve stone statues of lions.

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Fountain decided to revive the Roman custom of marking the arrival point of an aqueduct with a mostra, a grand commemorative fountain.

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Fountain's descendants became the royal fountain designers for Louis XIII and for Louis XIV at Versailles.

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Triton Fountain in the Piazza Barberini, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, is a masterpiece of Baroque sculpture, representing Triton, half-man and half-fish, blowing his horn to calm the waters, following a text by the Roman poet Ovid in the Metamorphoses.

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Some, like Ruth Asawa's Andrea and the Vaillancourt Fountain, both located in San Francisco, were pure works of sculpture.

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Crown Fountain is an interactive fountain and video sculpture feature in Chicago's Millennium Park.

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The Organ Fountain fell into ruins, but it was recently restored and plays music again.

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Multimedia Fountain Roshen is the only one in Ukraine and the largest floating fountain in Europe, built in the river Southern Buh in Vinnytsia City near Festivalny Isle .

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The architect of the Trevi Fountain placed it below street level to make the flow of water seem more dramatic.

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