Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fountain of Warsaw

Fontaine de Varsovie, Fountain of Warsaw, Jardins du Trocadéro, Paris
Fontaine de Varsovie (Fountain of Warsaw)
Jardins du Trocadéro, 16e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

“The main feature, called the Fountain of Warsaw, is a long basin, or water mirror, with twelve fountain creating columns of water 12 metres high; twenty four smaller fountains four metres high; and ten arches of water. At one end, facing the Seine, are twenty powerful water cannons, able to project a jet of water fifty metres. Above the long basin are two smaller basins, linked with the lower basin by cascades flanked by 32 sprays of water four meters high. These fountains are the only exposition fountains which still exist today, and still function as they once did. In 2011, the fountain's waterworks were completely renovated and a modern pumping system was installed.”
(Jardins du Trocadéro, Wikipedia)

2 comments:

Birdman said...

Fantastic!
Thought of you posting my ship today.

Changes in the wind said...

Beautiful...