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The Most Outrageous Fountains in the World

The notion of an “outrageous” water fountain seems like a strange one, but when you consider that many fountains spout from sculptures and works of art it actually makes sense that perhaps some would question the common notions of the medium. Though we may be used to the multi-tiered bird bath or shooting floor jets […]

The Top World Heritage Sites

With more than 1000 places already listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites it is quite difficult to point out which ones stand out. To help you select your next worthy travel destination, here are seven of the most striking world heritage sites around the globe. Angkor Wat, Cambodia Angkor Wat is both Cambodia’s symbol and […]

Drinking Fountains from the Victorian Era

Fountains were both decorative sculptures and symbols of wealth back in the early centuries. Their magnificence captures the attention of visitors and locals alike, that is why they make an astounding centerpiece for any grand building or monument. But before they were treated as a form of art, Victorian era fountains were first used as […]

7 Surprising Sculpture Facts

The famous Michelangelo statue of David is actually cross-eyed. This statue is one of the most recognizable in the world but is far from perfect. Michelangelo carved it from a spoilt piece of marble and it has been discovered in modern times that the statue is cross-eyed, an intentional tactic by the sculptor so that […]

The Most Inspiring Fountains Worldwide

From being structures for laundry and drinking, fountains have evolved to being monuments of beauty and magnificence. These structures have never ceased to amaze people of all ages. Anywhere without a fountain is a place short of magic. However, with hundreds and thousands of fountains built all over the world, you can never tell which […]

Fountains Throughout the Ages – Part 2

Though fountains were functional before, in the modern age advanced technology allowed for much more diversity and beauty. These structures also continued to be showcases for wealth and advances in design. Keep reading to find out more about the history of fountains in the 19th century and beyond. Fountains in the 19th century The dawn […]

Fountains Throughout the Ages – Part 1

Of all the substances that humans need for survival, water is the most important. As we developed as a species, our relationship with water moved from one of survival to one where we could use fountains as decorative pieces. The history of how we manage to capture and display this precious resource using fountains is […]

How to Create a Water Feature for Your Garden

Ever fantasized about having a luxurious water feature but never had the budget or space to install one? Well there’s good news. You can have your own luxurious water feature, minus the high-cost materials and overpriced installation. And the best part is that there isn’t a huge amount of space needed to make this happen. […]

Interesting Fountains of Great Britain

If you’re planning to visit Great Britain, you should not miss this chance to go see its many magnificent fountains. Since the 17th century, fountains have served not only as luxurious decorations for English country homes but also as status symbols for the rich. Britain has numerous fountains worth visiting, so to help you out […]

War Monuments of Great Britain

Every nation has a war that has affected it in some significant way. The UK is no exception, and especially for WWI, the first worldwide war, there was widespread grief and equally as widespread memorials to those lost. These monuments serve to remind the population of sacrifice made and to show the tragic impact of […]