Barcelona’s Magic Fountain of Montjuic

The Magic Fountain of Montjuic is a bit of a misnomer because any magic the fountain might have is due to the engineering prowess of Carles Buigas. Built for the 1929 World Fair, The Magic Fountain of Montjuic was brought from concept to finish in less than a year through the efforts of more than 3,000 workers. 80 years later, the fountain’s “magic” attracts more than 2.5 million visitors who flock to see the water and light show choreographed to music that plays over loudspeakers.

The Tivoli Fountain

The Fountain of Tivoli or The Fountain of Ovate is a noted water feature located in the architectural masterpiece, Villa d’Este in Tivoli.  Villa d’Este was originally commissioned by Cardinal Ippolito Il d’Este, the son of Lucrezia Borgia. As newly appointed governor of Tivoli, d’Este was given the land and existing manor but he was […]

Australia’s Archibald Fountain

The Archibald Fountain was built in 1932 by the French sculptor, Francois Sicard, to commemorate the bond between France and Australia during the first World War. Mr. J.F. Archibald set up a fund to pay for the fountain along with instructions as to how he wanted his personal gift to the City of Sydney constructed.

Beautiful Fountains from Across the World

To see water as sculpture, that is a fountain. And as with any sculpture, fountains can be a memorial, a tribute, or even exist for their sheer beauty alone. The greatest fountains in the world are sites worth traveling for.

Bellagio Fountain

In the midst of the Las Vegas desert is a spectacular oasis like no other on earth. The Bellagio Fountains made their Las Vegas debut in 1998 when Steve Wynn opened his magnificent Bellagio hotel. The opening night featured VIPs from around the world who paid a reported $1000 for an individual or $3500 for […]

Rome’s Legendary Fountains: Trevi Fountain

Why do fountains resonate so deeply with us? Perhaps the reason is that we are made almost entirely of the same water that rushes out and over the fountain structures that are limited only by the imagination of their creators. One of the most famous fountains in Rome and perhaps the world is Fontana di […]