We came across this amazing waterfall that we just had to share with you guys! This fountain was found putting on a show at Lotte Department Store in the Nampo-Dong Shopping District in Busan, South Korea! It is a combination of concerted sprays that are illuminated by LED lights. The end result is a stunning display that causes shoppers and passerby’s to stop and watch in awe!
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Jaume Plensa’s Crown Fountain in Chicago is located only a few steps away from the Cloud Gate in Millennium Park. It is a colossal yet fun-filled portrayal of a meeting place in the city. It consists of 2 glass block towers which are fifty foot tall and separated by a shallow yet extensive pool of water. The visages of 1,000 residents of Chicago are lighted through LED screens.
They smile or stare, concentrating in the pool, and intermittently throw out a stream of water via pursed lips. These common faces are the modern version of the mermaids, angels, and sea creatures which were carved into the numerous classical fountains located throughout Europe. You can come to the Crown Fountain on a hot day with your partner, family, or kids and enjoy this serene piece of artwork, along with your personal water park.
Take a look at the Orwellian nightmare you see above. Where are the loud speakers to voice the giant face’s many draconian edicts? Why aren’t its battalion of half-man, half-helicopter thought police standing at attention? Well, the simple answer is that this is not a vision of our bleak future. It is actually a really interesting modern water fountain called the Crown Fountain, located in Chicago’s Millennium Park. Take a look at our other pictures to see what it is like during the day.
What you see above is not a set piece from the latest Michael Bay movie. It is an impressive modern water fountain located in France. Named the La Danse de la Fontaine Emergente (roughly translated to the Dance of the Emerging Fountain), it depicts a giant dragon tunneling into and emerging from the ground. It is an impressive project, combining metal work, water feature engineering, and artistic vision all together.
Who does not love a huge, lake-sized fountain with colored lights and music choreography? There are a lot of impressive water fountains out there, but here is one that shows just because you do not go big, does not me you have to go home. This fountain is located in the Osaka City Station in Japan. It demonstrates that modern technology can actually be used to create brand new mediums for art. Can you imagine waiting for a train while this thing is going? It had my peanut-sized brain mesmerized over it at work. I had to lie to my boss about dental work to explain the slack-jaw look on my face.
Courtesy of Bobak Ha’Eri
There is a lot to do when you visit Los Angeles, but if you are looking for one more thing to see, I would suggest checking out the Dancing Fountain at The Grove. This outdoor water fountain shoots water choreographed to music every hour. The Grove is a great place to visit in general. Aside from the Dancing Fountain, it features an internal trolley transit system, great restaurants, a 14-screen movie theatre complex, and tons of shopping. You can find stores like Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble, LA’s flagship Apple Store, as well as many others. Hungry? You can eat at Morels French Steakhouse, The Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Wood Ranch BBQ and Grill, and more. The Grove also features The Spirit of Los Angeles, a world famous statue.
Rome is known for its stunning architecture and rich history. I like to think that the water fountains in Rome exemplify the best of these traits. If you are planning to visit Rome, or just need a little motivation to do so, this list will direct you to some of the outdoor fountains you cannot miss.
It can be overwhelming to travel to large centers of civilization. The large buildings and bustling streets remind us that we are part of something larger. What is more than that, though, is that these centers are full of history and catalog the rise of humanity over the elements. There are few objects that incorporate this idea more than water fountains. They tread the line between primal and mechanical. The jets of water next to beautifully sculpted stone are true demonstrations of art made straight from the elements.