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Old August 23rd, 2005, 07:22 AM   #1
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Artistic fountains in world cities

Older cities tend to have magnificent fountains. In my opinion, Rome and Paris have the best ones.

New York, Washington, Madrid, Barcelona, Philadelphia, Chicago and Berlin have nice ones as well:

Some of NY's are as follows:

Pulitzer Fountain:




Bethesda Fountain


Prometheus Fountain:


Channel Garden Fountains:


Bailey Fountain (and the magnificent triumval arch next to it):








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Old August 23rd, 2005, 08:38 AM   #2
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The greatest fountain worldwide is FONTANA DI TREVI in Rome
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 09:54 AM   #3
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/\ I agree whole heartedly.
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 11:11 AM   #4
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London has some too. One is the one in Piccadilly Circus, Eros, and the other in Cabot Square, Canary Wharf.
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Well this one is the landmark of it's city:

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Old August 23rd, 2005, 12:20 PM   #6
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Madrid:

Cibeles' fountain:




Neptuno's fountain:




Apolo's fountain:

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Old August 23rd, 2005, 12:20 PM   #7
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Trafalgar Square, London












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Old August 23rd, 2005, 12:24 PM   #8
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 12:29 PM   #9
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Magical fountains in Barcelona are unique and absolutely beautiful. The sight of these foutnains at night is spectacular. Can someone post the pictures of magical fountains.
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 12:42 PM   #10
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Victoria Square, Birmingham



Centenary Square



Brindley Place









Birmingham City Council, Victoria Square

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Old August 23rd, 2005, 08:48 PM   #11
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The Bailey Fountain in Brooklyn:

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Old August 23rd, 2005, 11:52 PM   #12
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Frankfurt: fountain in front of the Old Opera House.

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Old August 24th, 2005, 12:07 AM   #13
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two of the four fountains in prado museum, Madrid




Charles V Square, Madrid

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The Trevi Fountain has got to be the best. It's worth going to Rome just to see it......your jaw drops open in amazement. Beautiful

Shame I can't post a pic of this, but the fountain in Albert Sq, Manchester is pretty elegant (pretty small and understated, but really nice)
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two of the four fountains in prado museum, Madrid




Charles V Square, Madrid

Madrid tiene muchos fuentes excellentes (y el mismo por Barcelona).
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Quote:
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Magical fountains in Barcelona are unique and absolutely beautiful. The sight of these foutnains at night is spectacular. Can someone post the pictures of magical fountains.
The Font Mágica in Barcelona can be seen at the end of this road. There are two lines of smaller fountains at either side of the road that leads up to the main fountain.

It is really one of the most impressive in the world, especially considering how old it is!


Some closeups of the fountain.







In my opinion, Barcelona should easily be up there with Paris and Rome with the most impressive fountains in the world.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 01:38 AM   #17
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I don't think that the Font Magica is old, but it is awesome. The fountains in Rome are -- particularly the ones in the Piazza Nuovona. The fountain in the traffic circle at the Placa d'espana is awesome too.

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Old August 24th, 2005, 01:40 AM   #18
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In Madrid, My favorite is this in "campo del moro"
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Neptuno


Felipe V in plaza de oriente:


Monumento al Quijote in plaza de España:

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Old August 24th, 2005, 02:10 AM   #19
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Glasgow's Doulton Fountain; Glasgow Green







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Old August 24th, 2005, 03:58 AM   #20
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That fountain in Glasgow is really nice.

With respect to other Uk cities, London surprisingly has very few fountains other than the ones in Trafalgar Square. I wonder why.
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