Posted by Carter | Under Where to?
Monday Jun 20, 2016
Five Unique and Amazing Fountains Around the World
It’s a scorcher out there! Here at the Kemwel offices, we have gotten used to the constant wind and rain. It seemed as though summer was never going to come. But here we are on the afternoon of the solstice, the longest day of the year, and it seems that summer has indeed officially arrived. Luckily our office is air conditioned, but our view of the harbor has most of us itching to cool off in the lapping waves of the chilly Atlantic or thinking about heading down to the park to splash around in the fountains.
If you are looking to do some splashing around of your own, here are five unique fountains around the world where you can get your feet wet.
Located in the beautiful community of Wattens, Austria, This fountain resembles the face of a man covered in lush greenery with eyes made from giant, sparkling crystals. Yup, that is the Swarovski we were talking about! The coolest part about this unique water feature is that it is actually the entrance to Crystal Worlds, a gallery which is home to a number of installations featuring the famous gems.
Rome’s Trevi Fountain is not only the most popular fountains in Italy, but one of the most beloved fountains in the world. You may recall the famous scene in Fellini’s masterpiece, La Dolce Vita, where Sylvia and Marcello spend a romantic evening wading in the Trevi’s waters. Plan a romantic evening of your own at the massive, illuminated Baroque fountain when you book your cheap car rental in Italy.
Okay, so maybe we have already covered Italy, but this Tivoli fountain warrants mentioning. The Renaissance style gardens are actually home to a number of fountains, all architectural beauties. Moss-covered carved stone, lush greenery, geological wonders, and cool, splashing waters make Villa d’Este a sight to behold. You may never want to leave!
Book a cheap car rental in Sydney and sneak a peek at what is widely regarded as one of the loveliest fountains in Australia. You will find Archibald in Hyde Park, which is central to the city, where it has stood since 1932. While the fan of waterworks is truly impressive, the unique French inspired sculptures are what really set this fountain apart.
It should come as no surprise that this Versailles staple made the list. Designed by Malthazar Marsy, this stunning work of art features a statue of the goddess Latona, as well as her children, Apollo and Diana. Tiered like a wedding cake, gilded and ornate, Latona Fountain is just one of the jewels in the crown of this gorgeous French region.