Architecture is fascinating; it can turn bricks and sand into a beautiful palace or create a mesmerising and artistic sculpture on a land that was once barren or unsightly. This genre of art has the power to transform anything into a spell-binding structure and leave lesser mortals awestruck, wondering on their creation. Pooled with water, architecture can take a completely different form! The versatility of water can lend an additional charm to any concept and we have ample proofs to support this fact.
Our planet is home to a multitude of fascinating fountains that can cast a spell on anyone who looks at them. Such finesse and creativity can only be expected from architectural geeks and aficionados who want nothing but perfection in their work.
Now that we are stepping into the mood for architectural excellence, why don't we take a tour of some of the most amazing and jaw-dropping fountains from the around the world? These fountains are nothing short of a water extravaganza and can leave you rapt with their allure.
Hailed as the longest bridge fountain on earth, this enigmatic fountain has 380 water jets along both the edges of the bridge that shoot 190 tons of water per minute. Drawing water directly from the Han river, the fountain can shoot up to 43 metres horizontally and programmed to different music.
Located at the entrance of Swarovski's Innsbruck museum, this fountain in the shape of a grass-covered head is equipped with two huge crystal eyes and a nozzle that sprays water.
Strategically situated on a man-made lake in front of the Bellagio hotel, these majestic fountains showcase choreographed water performances set to different pieces of music and light.
Propelling 149,000 gallons of water 150 feet in the air, this delightful fountain is situated in the heart of Epcot's Future World. To know more about this gorgeous creation, click here.
Sitting in front of Burj Khalifa and spreading across a 30 acre-lake, this mammoth fountain boasts of five rings of water jets that can shoot water up to a height of 50 stories. It employs 6600 LEDs and 25 color projectors that work together to display beautiful images.
Having etched its name in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the largest water fountain in the world, this fountain covering an area of 1683 sqm is situated outside Singapore's Suntec City Shopping Mall.
Located at the head of Avenida Maria Cristina in the Montjuïc neighborhood of Barcelona, Spain, this enchanting fountain deserves a place in this worthy list of jaw-dropping fountains.
A creation of Czech sculptor David Černý, this 14-ton massive mirrored water fountain is situated at the Whitehall Technology Park in Charlotte, NC. It is constructed out of stainless steel layers that rotate 360 degrees and align in the shape of a head occasionally.
Giving the impression of a tap hanging in the air without support, this eccentric fountain is located on the Spanish island of Menorca.
Adorning Hyde Park in central Sydney, the design of this fascinating fountain draws inspiration from Greek and Roman architecture with various mythical beings encircling god Apollo.
This sculptural fountain in Valencia has been designed beautifully to give an illusion of a sailboat. It uses jets of water for an enchanting effect.