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A fountain (from the Latin "fons" (genitive "fontis"), a source or spring) is a piece of architecture which pours water into a basin or jets it into the air to supply drinking water and/or for a decorative or dramatic effect. Fountains were originally purely functional, connected to springs or aqueducts and used to provide drinking water and water for bathing and washing to the residents of cities, towns and villages. Until the late 19th century most fountains operated by gravity, and needed a source of water higher than the fountain, such as a reservoir or aqueduct, to make the water flow or jet into the air. In addition to providing drinking water, fountains were used for decoration and to celebrate their builders. Roman fountains were decorated with bronze or stone masks of animals or heroes. In the Middle Ages, Moorish and Muslim garden designers used fountains to create miniature versions of the gardens of paradise. King Louis XIV of France used fountains in the Gardens of Versailles to illustrate his power over nature. The baroque decorative fountains of Rome in the 17th and 18th centuries marked the arrival point of restored Roman aqueducts and glorified the Popes who built them. By the end of the 19th century, as indoor plumbing became the main source of drinking water, urban fountains became purely decorative. Mechanical pumps replaced gravity and allowed fountains to recycle water and to force it high into the air.
Fountain. - France. Paris. Fountain.
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Park. Fountain. - Park. Fountain. Tulips.
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Park. Fountain.

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Fountain. - Japan. Fountain in the park.
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Fountains. - France. Versailles. Fountain.
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Fountains.

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Trevi Fountain. - Trevi fountain in Rome.
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A beautiful fountain. - A beautiful fountain in the castle garden.
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A beautiful fountain.

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BAJKOWY VIEW - Vacation, holidays, rest.
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BAJKOWY VIEW

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BAJKOWY VIEW - Vacation, holidays, rest.
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BAJKOWY VIEW

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Fountains. - Unusual fountains in the park.
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Fountains.

Added 2 months ago by Grażyna

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Landscape. - A lovely fountain in the park.
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Landscape.

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Landscape - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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Landscape

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St. Petersburg. - Gardens. St. Petersburg.
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St. Petersburg.

Added 3 months ago by Zeta

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Fountains in the park. - Fountains on the pond in the park.
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Fountains in the park.

Added 3 months ago by Zeta

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painting c, d - garden, patio very nice view
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painting c, d

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Roman fountain - the fountain of Della Barcaccia in Rome
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Roman fountain

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architecture - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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architecture

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landscape - colorful puzzle puzzle
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landscape

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Park with a fountain - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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Park with a fountain

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Fountain in the park - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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Fountain in the park

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A garden with a fountain - colorful puzzle painting
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A garden with a fountain

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Villa d'Este - Villa d'Este - Tivoli, Italy
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Villa d'Este

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architecture - complicated puzzle
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architecture

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Landscape - complicated puzzle
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Landscape

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Landscape - complicated puzzle
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Landscape

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