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Water Features - A Photo Thread

This thread is dedicated to photos of water features, including walls, cascades, fountains, troughs, and reflecting pools. Natural bodies of water or natural-appearing ones like ponds and lakes and waterfronts and seashores are probably best left to a different thread.

It is an additive thread so feel free to post your own photos or others found on the web! It will probably be appreciated if posts clearly label what and where the water feature is.
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water feature: downtown aquarium houston
location: houston, texas
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The Metalmorphosis fountain in Charlotte:

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Great thread.

I'm surprised that Miami doesn't have more fountains considering that it's always warm. Same with New Orleans and Charleston.

Few cities outside old, northern ones like NY, Philly, Boston, KC, and Chicago seem to have great old sculpted ones like one finds in Europe.

Apart from cities with old classic fountains, the cities with the most and best water features seem to be:

Las Vegas
NY
KC
Chicago
Philly
DC
Houston
Seattle
Portland
Indy
Pittsburgh
Cincy
St. Louis
Atlanta
Charlotte
Savannah
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I like this new one coming to NY.

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The Metalmorphosis fountain in Charlotte:

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Thanks for posting that, it is a unique feature that must distract the office workers in the adjacent buildings! I watched another video of it that shows other variations of the head's segmented movements.
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The dog fountain is cool. I forgot about our friends next door when I compiled the list of European-style fountains, but Quebec City, which is like a bit of Europe in N America, has a gorgeous one.




Do any other cities in the US or Canada have old-fashioned, European-style fountains? I’m not aware or any.
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Do any other cities in the US or Canada have old-fashioned, European-style fountains? I’m not aware or any.
Your wish is my command.

Fountain Square, Bowling Green, KY:


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Mother Nature Fountain, Hot Springs, AR:


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Biltmore Gardens fountains, Asheville, NC:


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Fountain Square, Bowling Green, KY:


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The one in Bowling Green looks nice. Louisville has one too, but it's not downtown.
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Thanks for posting that, it is a unique feature that must distract the office workers in the adjacent buildings! I watched another video of it that shows other variations of the head's segmented movements.
It's a great fountain but in true Charlotte style, unfortunately it's in the middle of nowhere in a dismal office park. Charlotte just can't help itself.
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No thread about fountains would be complete without these beauties.

Tyler Davidson Fountain, Cincinnati:


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Skidmore Fountain, Portland, OR:


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Bethesda Fountain, New York City:


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My favorite fountain is the Dog Fountain at Berczy Park in Toronto. Notice the bone at the top of the fountain and be sure to look for the cat! This is awesome and is on a list of things I wish was in the city I post on. This park is worth visiting, the next time you're in Toronto, to see this fountain.


Berczy Park in downtown Toronto by Maurice P., on Flickr

I can't believe no one posted this on their list. I'm sure it will appear on the lists after this post!

I've heard the videos don't always work. Try to watch the video of this fountain and park, using the Video Link:
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Andrews Geyser, Old Fort, NC:

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In the winter:


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Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park in Houston. Favorite spot for wedding photographers and the occasional Bollywood musical number.


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I have taken photos of several examples of various traditional-style fountains, I will start with my take on a few already featured above:

Water Feature: Soldiers and Sailors Monument
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