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Fountain Season Opened In Moscow
6.05.2014 09:17
Fountain Season Opened In Moscow

Fountain season in Moscow has started. "Hopefully everything will run smoothly," the mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin stated.

      In downtown Moscow 45 fountains are open now. Among them: Princess Turandot on the Arbat; The Singing Crane on Chistoprudny Boulevard; Adam and Eve at Novokuznetskaya metro station; fountain on the Tsvetnoy Boulevard; rotunda Natalya and Alexander on Nikitsky Gate Square; the fountain complex in Aquarium Garden at Mossovet Theater; the fountains on Kudrinskaya and Pushkin squares, the Soviet and Theater fountains on Tverskaya Square and at the Bolshoi Theater.

      It is planned that fountains on Poklonnaya Hill, on Manezhnaya Square, on Kutuzov Interchange and the Abduction of Europe Fountain in front of the Kievsky Rail Station will operate around the clock. The rest will work from 08.00 to 23.00 MSK weekdays and until midnight on holidays and weekends. 

      There are about two hundreds fountains in Moscow.


      Summer rains

      The most southern fountain of the capital is “Summer rains”. The construction of three cups imitates warm summer rain. Multicolored rainbow, watering with rain jets, has worked bringing pleasure to children and has decorated this beautiful area since 2001.


      Fountain of Russian university of peoples’ friendship

      The fountain of Russian university of people’s friendship is, perhaps, the most famous in Moscow and in the world. In the university students from far countries. The fountain itself is quite massive construction.

      Above the supermarket three equal fountains-jets, which fully repeat cupolas of the supermarket of stained glass in form of the globe, are set.


      Theft of the Europe

      One of the youngest squares of the city at the Kievsky station was called Square of the Europe and a present from Brussels mayor in form of this sculpture, named “Theft of the Europe”. In brief its plot can be described in the following way: Zeus, who turned into a bull, kidnaps the beauty Europe. One can know the details in the literature in mythology of Ancient Greece. This fountain is the most computerized and power-consuming in the city.

      Now it’s high time to visit this famous capital park, situated on the bank of the Moscow river, here loud music always plays, lights of the side-shows glows and children’s laugh is heard. Among all this jets of several fountains raise to the sky. We will speak of them in detail.


      Fountain “Colour musical”

      Having entered the territory of the Park through its central entry from the side of street Krimsky val, we will see this fountain, raising jets high above Fountain square.

      The fountain is not simple and it is seen from its name. With coming of twilight jets are colored in various colors and change their height to music. The following story is connected with this fountain: it was built by Olympic games of 1980 by project of western German firm “Siemens” and in the same year it was gone into production.

      Years went, requirements changed and in 2001 the highlight of the fountain was cut off by order of Moscow City Energetic Inspectorate as not corresponding to safety requirements. The reason of it lies in the fact that valves of powerful underwater lamps worked from tension 220 watt.

      In order to return this fountain in all colors to the city, engineers of one of capital fountain firms got down to this business. Now the filament lamps are changed by light diodes and works from safety 12 volt.


      Fountain “Girl with a jug”

      This fountain hid at the exit out of the Park to Leninsky prospect. Its history is interesting by the fact that for a long time it was in desolation and only in 1998 when works in accomplishment of the territory and the people paid attention to the fountain.


      Cascade “Bather”

      In morning haze of a summer day stands she: beauty-sportswoman or Bather. By the way despite her outward youth she stood on her base in 1952. This construction is unique in its own way, because it has no pump and water flows down in a haphazard manner from the pond situated above.

      Fountain of peoples’ friendship

      The system of controlling the fountain allows to create various pictures by jets, because their maximal height makes up 24 m – it is so called “gala jets”. Some time it didn’t work. After reconstruction the fountain works much better. This year it has pleased inhabitants and guests of the city.

      Fountain “Stone flower”

      Fountain “Stone flower” was built in 1954. Some elements of this fountain were made in the workshop of Academy of Arts – so thoroughly they approached to this building!

      Here it is the flower itself, faced with smalt, it appeared before us from Bazhov’s fairy-tales as if by magic.

      Small fountains of VVC (All-Russian Exhibition Center)

      For the first time after many years at the exhibition the fountain came alive: it happened owing to the Festival of Flowers. This water facility is placed at the entry of the pavilion “Culture” and consists of three cups. They worked short: right after their opening the nipples were taken away and water was poured out. Perhaps, deterioration of the equipment affects.

      This is a central cup. High jets break away from the stone vase.

      Why do we experience only pleasant emotions near the fountain? Scientists give an explanation to this fact. Water, breaking into sprays, saturates air with negative ions. They are called vitamins of health.



Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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