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10 phenomenal public fountains

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Well-kept secrets

Public fountains are popular places, whether you live in a city or you’re just visiting. There’s plenty to like: the sound of rushing water, the public art (sometimes quite stunning), the nature element and the great social scene. 

The world's most famous fountains don’t need an introduction (think Rome's stunning Trevi Fountain), but you can find equally attractive fountains that don't enjoy the same name (or visual) recognition. These lesser-known spots aren't the first sites that tourists rush to visit, but if you’re a fan of fountains, they are worth a detour. (Text: Josh Lew)