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Fountains are a pleasure

I love water fountains. They can be located just about anywhere, take on any form and by the way the water is engineered to be released, are a moving picture of delight.

From the times of royal nobles to our current era, fountains have been known to please, rejuvenate the soul and cause a breathtaking spectacle. Who can resist the calming waters peacefully trickling down, beckoning its viewers to slow down and appreciate the stillness of one’s very being? Who would not be joyfully entertained by fountains that are designed to shoot water from across its structure only to have the other side shoot water back?

Over the centuries various artists, architects and engineers have collaborated in creating inventive fountains whose waters not only shoot from afar but also sing, dance, drench and cause an explosive sigh to be released from within. From the past, you can marvel at such wonders as the fountains found at Peterhof Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, where water creations ranged from benches that squirt when sat upon as well as marvelous towering eruptions. Many novelty fountains can be found in Las Vegas. In front of the Bellagio Hotel, hourly water shows take place where the water is coordinated to dance to the music in the background. The whole entryway to the hotel is like a giant water fountain with the hotel almost as its centerpiece.

Water fountains found in private homes are wonderful expressions of art projecting the personality of the people who reside within. Water fountains never fail to be a source of pleasure and entertainment for me. I hope you enjoy them, too.


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