Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

swampfox43

Where are Charlotte's best fountains?

31 posts in this topic

Does everyone have a favorite fountain in the Charlotte area? Maybe a somewhat unique fountain like this one at Daniel Stowe. Or a spectacular one like the Rotunda.

I know we don't have a Friendship Fountain but always thought Charlotte should have a large signature fountain similar to that. Seems like many cities do have them.

Finally, does Charlotte offer any public, interactive fountains, the kind children run through, etc. I've seen the small one in Latta Park Dilworth. Are there others, larger?

I have some guests coming in August and one of them really likes to photo & sketch unique fountains. I thought we'd spend a Sunday fountain hunting.... :P She uses them in her art projects.

Do any of our resident photographers have a scrapbook of Charlotte fountains?

Thanks for any help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


My favorite fountain is the one in the corner next to Interstate Tower in the southwest block of The Square. I guess that one could be interactive if you wanted it to be! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
...

Finally, does Charlotte offer any public, interactive fountains, the kind children run through, etc. I've seen the small one in Latta Park Dilworth. Are there others, larger?...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
There is an outdoor interactive fountain for kids at the main entrance to Northlake mall. There is another one downtown in that nice little park in front of the Radcliff condos.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's a pretty cool synchronized fountain at The Green. I was their with my brother's family and friends with a bunch of toddlers and everyone loved playing in it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, just happened to take this pic earlier today for "photo of the day". This is at the Square. If I would have known about this thread I would have taken one on the other side at Interstate Tower, it, and its plaza, are really great.

post-9752-1185913693_thumb.jpg

There is also a really cool fountain you can walk across at the base of one of the Wachovia's, The Jukebox, on College.

post-9752-1185913693_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Over the past months I've really grown fond of the BofA Plaza reflective pond thing. It looks really "European" if anyone knows what I mean.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


The only pics I have available online to post are these three of the Wachovia atrium fountain. (God forbid you took pictures of their fountain though.....)

2-24-07

74850403.jpg

74850405.jpg

74850406.jpg

Others that are nice, some already mentioned.

The Green, Bofa Plaza, Bofa Corp., Charlotte Plaza, Two Wach., Interstate, 4th Ward Park, and although small, I like the little fountains in 4th Ward at 9th/Poplar, and 8th/Pine.

Edit: Maybe if I'm bored one of these afternoons I'll get a pic of some of these since the ones I have on my comp. are old and suck quality wise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, there is a "run-throughable" fountain downtown. There's a smaller version of the Atlanta Olympic-style jumping fountain in the courtyard behind 525 N Tryon (formerly Odell). It has in-ground lighting that changes colors too. When I worked in that building years ago, parents used to bring their kids down there all the time. All of us in the office used to run to the windows to watch. So fun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yes, there is a "run-throughable" fountain downtown. There's a smaller version of the Atlanta Olympic-style jumping fountain in the courtyard behind 525 N Tryon (formerly Odell). It has in-ground lighting that changes colors too. When I worked in that building years ago, parents used to bring their kids down there all the time. All of us in the office used to run to the windows to watch. So fun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Metro said in post #3 that there is, but I can't place that now. I'm sure there is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is also as run through at Gateway Village. I nominate the tiny sunken fountain in 4th ward, that serves kind of as a gateway to 4th ward park.

Oh and Mo, those photos seem alive, you are really starting to get good, keep up the good work.

stock_4.jpg

the circular white and black thing is what i'm speaking of.

cnc.jpg

Also if they are clean and working the ones at Marshall Park are quite nice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love the little gurgling, bubbling thing at 9th/Poplar that was mentioned earlier. It's not impressive size-wise, but it just looks so ancient, surrounded by that cobblestone ring. Like the Romans built it or something. A for effort on that one, I say.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What about the fountains that line the Carillion Building (I think that's the name) that holds Village Tavern by South Park (Barclay Downs and Morrison Blvd.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


There is also as run through at Gateway Village. I nominate the tiny sunken fountain in 4th ward, that serves kind of as a gateway to 4th ward park.

Oh and Mo, those photos seem alive, you are really starting to get good, keep up the good work.

stock_4.jpg

the circular white and black thing is what i'm speaking of.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its a fountain I've seen it on twice in my life. Once for a third eye blind concert in like 03' I remember running through it with my girlfriend. Then one of my many drive arounds in downtown. I might be mistaken though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes it is a fountain but security there does not allow any one to run through or at least not when i went there it which i found out as my girlfriend attemted to but security was all over that

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
There is also as run through at Gateway Village. I nominate the tiny sunken fountain in 4th ward, that serves kind of as a gateway to 4th ward park.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the fish fountain over on the Green, at least security will let people play in the fountain.

fishfount2.jpg

fishfount1.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I agree.

There is a fountain like that near Dupont Circle in DC. It makes for a nice place to sit down and watch things go by. I don't really like several of the bank fountains because they don't have this kind of aspect to them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I always see people putting their hands on the green fountain in the plaza fronting Hearst, almost as if it has special powers or something, LOL.

Anybody ever play at the convention center fountain?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.