Category: Fountains

Fountains in the City

A library of vibrant colour

The San Antonio Central Library in southern Texas is a colourful building, designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta and opened in 1995. Its immense size and bold clay-red hue contrast sharply against the blue of the sky. Inside, the impact is…

Frozen in mid gallop

Don’t get in their way! The Mustangs of Las Colinas look so authentic that they could be galloping across Williams Square in real life. Robert Glen, the artist of this wonderful sculptural fountain in Irvine, Texas, caught the essence of…

A multi-sensory urban oasis

The name of the Fort Worth Water Gardens is deceptive. Far from being the quiet, bucolic place it suggests, the Texas park is actually a combination of thunderous chasm, concrete slab, airy spray, and swishing water in the middle of a busy…

Palm Beach fountain

The Mizner Memorial Fountain is a beautiful water feature located in a park beside Palm Beach City Hall. It was built by Addision Mizner, an architect who constructed many of the houses and buildings in this Florida city in the…

Dripping elegance

The Forsyth Park fountain in Savannah, Georgia personifies the historic elegance of the city, even when dyed green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Welcome to Charleston

Pineapples are symbols of Southern hospitality, so what could be more welcoming than the Pineapple Fountain on the waterfront in Charleston, South Carolina.

The garden that friends built

Do you ever wonder how your friends would honour you after you were gone? In Palm Desert, California, friends and co-workers of horticulturist and landscape designer Eric Johnson designed a garden in his memory after he passed away in 1999…

Fountains to shop by

Open-air shopping malls don’t make sense in places where snow and rain come down for half of the year (such as Canada and the northern U.S). But in California where the weather is pretty nice most of the year, outdoor…

Mosaic marvel

The Fountain of Life stands in front of City Hall in Cathedral City, California. The sculptural elements are inlaid with colourful mosaic tile designed by artist Jennifer Johnson. I thought it was unique feature to have a soft surface surrounding the…

Balboa Park’s Spanish style

Even though I had heard that Balboa Park in San Diego was the location where two major expositions had been held in the early 20th century, I didn’t realize that the buildings from these events were still in existence and…