Fountains are pleasant diversions for visitors to a city or park. Some are just for the pleasure of the eye, while in others, you can wade in on hot summer days and refresh yourself after an exhausting walk, as well as sit on a bench nearby and enjoy a musical symphony alongside the wet air. In the following, we are going to introduce some 10 of the most fascinating fountains all over the world.
At center stage in the incredible cascade of 64 fountains flowing down from St. Petersburg, Tsar Peter’s palace, alongside an arrow-straight canal, is Francesco Rastrelli’s fountain, crowned since 1802 by a gilded bronze statue of Samson wrestling with a lion. That lion symbolized Charles XII and Samson, the victorious Russian tsar. In the 1940′ s, however, the German army destroyed the palace, and the statue of Samson was taken away. In the year 1947, she was replaced by a replica by Vasily Simonov.