Using water, a state or city may create a splash! Water has never looked so spectacular, from elaborate sculptures and creative fountains to simply gigantic displays in their own right. View these photos of stunning natural landscapes from across the world.
Magic Water Circuit, Lima, Peru
With up to 13 fountains, each presenting a different aspect, the Parque de la Reserva, just south of central Lima, is home to the biggest water fountain park in the world. Even while it’s spectacular during the day, the true pleasure begins at night. Water tunnels that are exquisitely lighted up are charming enough, but the main fountain is the star of the show. A stunning performance is produced when Peruvian images, sound, laser light, and water all come together.
Jet d'Eau, Geneva, Switzerland
This massive fountain on Lake Geneva, which literally translates as “water jet,” is a sight to behold. Built in 1886 to regulate and relieve excessive pressure from a hydraulic plant, it unintentionally turned into a popular tourist destination when it provided the area with power. Its powerful motors pump 100 gallons to a height of 460 feet (140 metres) per second from a stone jetty, making it a municipal emblem today. Although it isn’t always on (it is turned off at night and in heavy gusts), it is difficult to miss, especially when arriving into Geneva Airport.
Fountain of Joy, Kolkata, India
Even the most worn-out spirits will feel renewed by this three-tier cascading pool, as its name indicates. The six acres of Maidan, Kolkata’s Central Park, are covered by the spectacular display of water and light. The fountain was recently renovated, and it now has 150 channels for water and light displays, as well as a whole new music schedule. The jet in the centre can spray water at a high rate of speed up to an eight-story structure while displaying 25 various patterns with the assistance of 26 pumps with variable capacities.
Moonlight Rainbow Fountain on Banpo Bridge, Seoul, South Korea
A fountain isn’t something you’d often see on a bridge, but when one spans the whole width of the Han River, you have to be impressed by its design. Pumps lining both sides of the double-decker Banpo Bridge, which connects the Seocho and Yongsan neighbourhoods, spout 200 tonnes of river water every minute. Both during the day and at night, the Rainbow Show is performed; nevertheless, the nighttime performance is not to be missed. Shows run from April through October and last 20 minutes.
Fountain of Wealth, Singapore
When illuminated by lights and changing water patterns in the evening, this structure’s industrial appearance turns into something really lovely. It is situated in the centre of Suntec City, one of the biggest shopping mall complexes in Singapore, and was named the largest fountain in the world in 1998. The silicon bronze ring is 18,115 square feet (1,683 square metres) and is 45 feet (13.7 metres) tall. It is supported by four columns. Every day, the fountain has water shows, and at dark, a laser show begins. You can find the showtimes here.