The Wall Fountain of Apollo

Versailles is an imperial residence which is located near Paris, France. It was built during the administration of Louis XIV. It began as a small hunting hostel in 1641 before it was transformed into a self-contained town.

One of the important attributes of Versailles is its playground and water wall fountains. The Versailles playground is made up of 2 areas. The 1st one is called to as the little park and is home to a range of major water fountains that attract tourists from around the world. This little park is located right at the rear of the Palace and the Grand Canal. Similarly, the bigger park is situated even farther back and provides tourists a woodland atmosphere that is brimming with walking trails.

The little park begins with an extended terrace that is bordered by marble flower vases. Walking 2 steps downward from the patio would lead to the Water Garden. This part of the little park includes of a couple of square water basins and is encircled by three metallic statues of females, symbolizing each of the 3 rivers of France. Shifting further from the Water Garden reveals two of Versailles’ most frequented water fountains.

The 1st is the Leto Basin Fountain which is spherical. It is made up of three spacious round basins which are piled on top of one another like steps. Each step is embellished with cut bodies of lizards and frogs. At the peak part of the fountain is Leto, Apollo’s mom, which is recreated in copper-base alloy. Her palms show how water passes up and over the remainder of the fountain before combining in the basins beneath.

The 2nd is the Fountain of Apollo which is situated further down from the Leto Basin Fountain. Similarly, it is also cut out of copper-base alloy. Apollo is portrayed as riding his untamed horses thru the water. While they battle, water is being sprayed straight up, over Apollo which encompasses the entire stage in a downpour of rainwater. The Apollo Wall Fountain is acknowledged as an example of the best in French Classicism.

Several other fountains can be found in Versailles. These include the Fountain of Neptune which is nestled in front of the Versailles Palace, and the Fountain of the Pyramid which is found near the North flowerbeds.

Versailles continues to be one of the planet's most frequented palaces due to the palace's sheer quantity of omnipresent wall fountains and water falls. In total, it has more than 1420 wall fountains and 627 water falls, an integral part of the garden design. Due to its size, it usually takes about 6.3 million liters of water per hour to supply all of Versailles’ water fountains.

Close by, at Chateau of Makrly, the Grand Cascade Wall Fountain can also be discovered. This wall fountain influenced the framework and characteristics of wall fountains across the western world.