Art is one of those things that you can’t really put a price on. Great pieces of art will run you into the thousands of dollars or even more. Being able to appreciate a single piece of art you might have in your home is what it’s all about. Art takes various forms. Whenever I hear the word “art,” the first thing that comes to mind is a painting or a sculpture. I almost never stop to think about many of the other things that are also art.
Have you ever taken a walk through a downtown area just to admire the shapes and textures of the buildings? Buildings can also be art. There are many which indeed are art. Among the most beautiful pieces of architecture are public fountains. Some of these are true masterpieces of living art, though many people who have them near their homes don’t take the time to admire and enjoy them. Unfortunately, not everyone can travel around the world to see fountains. I have seen some pretty nice ones, so I decided to compile a list of the ones I enjoy the most seeing.
The first one is one that I got to see in person. It is called the Julie Penrose Fountain. It is located in Fountain Springs, Colorado. Although it might look simple from a distance, it has some impressive details. It stands about four stories tall and weighs an amazing 24 tons! The fountain has a very cool design theme. It is designed to represent the relationship between the Earth and the atmosphere. It places great emphasis on how water moved between both spheres.
The next one is called “Divers Fountain.” This one I have not seen in person because of the distance factor, but it’s one of the most modern. It is a very iconic piece of architecture. It is located in the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This is also four stories tall and it is decorated with diving bodies made from fiberglass.
Another very modern-looking fountain is the one located in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is called the Metalmorphosis Mirror Fountain and was designed by the Czech sculptor David Cerny. This one is particularly nice because it is the only one that is cut into separate layers which rotate a full 360 degrees. They complete their full rotation throughout the day. It’s even rigged with its very own live webcam.
Another one is the one known as the Water Boat Fountain. This has a classier look and is located in Playa de la Malvarrosa in Valencia, Spain. This fountain is both simple and elegant. It has a very simple design, only composed of a few curved metal rods. Each metal rod sprays water creating the illusion of a sailboat. Are you ready for more? I am just getting started!