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Who cleans all the coins out of fountain?

Interesting Fact:  Ancient civilizations built stone basins to capture and hold precious drinking water. A carved stone basin, dating to around 2000 BC, was discovered in the ruins of the ancient Sumerian city of Lagash in modern Iraq. The ancient Assyrians constructed a series of basins in the gorge of the Comel River, carved in solid rock, connected by small channels, descending to a stream. The lowest basin was decorated with carved reliefs of two lions.[3] The ancient Egyptians had ingenious systems for hoisting water up from the Nile for drinking and irrigation, but without a higher source of water it was not possible to make water flow by gravity, and no Egyptian fountains or pictures of fountains have been found. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain )

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12 Comments

  1. Love it! It is so amazing how the lights created an orange hue that offsets the blue/green of the water so beautifully!

  2. Despite signs begging people not to do it, people in the US throw coins into any fountain they see–even if there are fish in the fountain. Depending on the location, they make their grounds staff turn off the fountains periodically and get the coins out. It’s a safety hazard because sometimes kids can’t resist leaning into the fountain to fish out change….One fountain in NYC has a plaque saying the money from the fountain is donated to a specific charity…

    • Thank you so much for sharing this information with us, after your comment I am sure people are going to think twice before throwing money in the fountain. Thank you again. 🙂

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