BEAUTY OF THE FOUNTAINS
DEAR FRIENDS AND READERS
I PRESENT YOU, MORE PHOTOS, OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FOUNTAINS IN THE WORLD. FOR THE GREAT PLEASURE OF YOUR EYES:
The Gardens of Longwood, Pennsylvania, USA
Longwood Gardens consists of about 1,100 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows located on US Route 1, about 3 miles northeast of Kennett Square (PA) in the Brandywine Creek Valley.
Industrialist Pierre S. du Pont (1870–1954) purchased the property now called Longwood Gardens to save its arboretum from being sold for lumber. The arboretum was then considered one of the finest collections of trees in the U.S.
He made it his private estate, and from 1906 until the 1930s, du Pont added extensively to the property. A world traveler from an early age, du Pont was often inspired to add features to the garden after attending world’s fairs, the most notable additions being a massive conservatory and an extensive system of outdoor fountains
Following the completion of the fountains, du Pont began planning for the sustained life of Longwood Gardens after his death. According to his 1946 will filed in Delaware, he founded Longwood Foundation Inc. and left most of his estate « for the maintenance and improvement of the gardens. »
Upon du Pont’s unexpected death in April 1954, Henry B. du Pont, president of the Longwood Foundation, announced, « There will be no change in our long-standing policy of opening the gardens and greenhouse to the public every day in the week. » 58 years later, that policy is still in effect.
Author of 3 photos and information: Ron Cogswell. Source: flickr.com
Author: Norbert Aepli. Source: commons.wikimedia.org
Geneva water jet, Switzerland
Author for 2 photos: Aminul Huq. Source: commons.wikimedia.org
Lake Geneva and Jet d’Eau
Author of 4 photos : BORIS G. Source: flickr.com
Magic Water Circuit , The Fountain of Life, Lima, Peru
The Stravinsky Fountain, Paris, France
The nearby Stravinsky Fountain (also called the Fontaine des automates), on Place Stravinsky, features sixteen whimsical moving and water-spraying sculptures by Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint-Phalle, which represent themes and works by composer Igor Stravinsky. The black-painted mechanical sculptures are by Tinguely, the colored works by de Saint-Phalle. The fountain opened in 1983.
The Place in front of the museum Centre Pompidou is noted for the presence of street performers, such as mimes and jugglers. In the spring, miniature carnivals are installed temporarily into the place in front with a wide variety of attractions: bands, caricature and sketch artists, tables set up for evening dining, and even skateboarding competitions.
Author of 4 photos and information: JR P. Source: flickr.com
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