Actually this post is about the fountain at Newport on the Levee at Newport, Ky.

Newport on the Levee fountainAt first glance it looks as if fire is spewing from the same holes as the water; on closer examination, the optical illusion is explained.

Fire and WaterI guess the illusion of fire comes from the lights reflecting on the water.

Optical IllusionOn this last one it looks as if the same stream of water arcs into opposite holes, which is not the case.

Click here to learn more and see a photo of this same fountain at night … beautiful!

6 thoughts on “Firewater”

  1. We have a mall in central Ohio that looks just like this! It has these fountains and a Brio. Children are allowed to play in ours, and so they do.

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