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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.
Trevi Fountain - diTrevi fountain, Rome, painting
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Trevi Fountain

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Fountain in Geneva. - Switzerland: a fountain in Geneva.
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Fountain in Geneva.

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Fountain. - Fountain in Toruń ....
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Fountain.

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Colorful fountains. - Colorful fountains in Malaysia.
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Colorful fountains.

Added 3 weeks ago by Grażyna

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In the garden. - Garden pond in the garden.
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In the garden.

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Italian garden. - Italian garden at Lake Como.
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Italian garden.

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Garden in Hannover. - Former royal gardens.
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Garden in Hannover.

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Trevi Fountain in Rome. - One of the most beautiful in Rome.
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Trevi Fountain in Rome.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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Wroclaw. - Wroclaw market in the evening.
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Wroclaw.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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St. Petersburg. - Russia Saint Petersburg.
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St. Petersburg.

Added 2 months ago by Grażyna

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Cracow market - Cracow market, cloth hall
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Cracow market

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Fountain. - Fountain in the botanical garden in Wroclaw.
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Fountain.

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Wroclaw. - Fountain at Hala Ludowa.
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Wroclaw.

Added 3 months ago by Grażyna

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Szczawnica. - Szczawnica Spa in the Pieniny Mountains.
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Szczawnica.

Added 3 months ago by Zeta

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Fountain. - France. Paris. Fountain of the Innocents.
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Fountain.

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Fountain. - France. Paris. Fountain.
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Fountain.

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Fountain. - France. Paris. Fountain.
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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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Fountain.

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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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Trevi Fountain.

Added 4 months ago by Zeta

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Cottage with garden - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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Cottage with garden

Added year ago by andi

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A beautiful fountain. - A beautiful fountain in the castle garden.
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A beautiful fountain.

Added year ago by Zeta

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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.

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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

Added year ago by andi

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

Added year 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

Added year ago by andi

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BAJKOWY VIEW - Summer, rest, wonderful views
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BAJKOWY VIEW

Added year ago by Ada

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landscape - colorful puzzle puzzle
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landscape

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