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10 phenomenal public fountains

By: Josh Lew on July 17, 2013, 6:21 p.m.
The floating tap fountain in Menorca, Spain

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Tap Fountain, Menorca, Spain

This fountain is one of several similar designs in Europe (the others are in Ypres, Belgium and Bahia de Cadiz, Spain). Located in the Santa Galdana Resort area on the Spanish island of Menorca, this installation takes advantage of its design to create an optical illusion. The supports are hidden under the water that is flowing out of the tap, making it look like the faucet is floating in mid-air without any support at all.

The Santa Galdana area is developed for tourism, but much of the natural beauty of Menorca remains just outside the built-up areas, making this not only the home of an unusual and creative fountain, but also a good destination for ecotourism.