I subscribe to the RSS feed for Webdesigner Depot and today I received a post that featured “Spectacular Fountains from Around the World.” And what I noticed is that many of them just looked like something a genre traveler would enjoy. So, I’m sharing those with you today.

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Bayliss Park Fountain – Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA

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To me, this looks kind of like a UFO floating above the fountain. What do you think?

Crown Fountain – Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Is Big Brother spitting on or drinking from the crowd?

Electric Fountain – Denver, Colorado, USA

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Are those aliens meditating in front of the fountain?

Fall of Atlantis Fountain Show -Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Brightly lit gods and goddesses … what’s not to like?

Fort Worth Water Gardens – Forth Worth, Texas, USA

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For some reason, this image calls to mind scenes from the 1980 TV movie version of Ursula Le Guin’s The Lathe of Heaven.

The Fountain of Wealth – Singapore

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Doesn’t this kind of look like some large, elaborate beaming machine? Beam me up Scotty!

Horace E. Dodge and Son Memorial Fountain – Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Part teleportation device, part UFO from the original The Day the Earth Stood Still film … don’t you think?

Julie Penrose Fountain – Colorado Springs, Colarado, USA

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Is this how they hide Stargates in plain sight? Or is this a stylized ank from Logan’s Run?

People’s Friendship Fountain – Moscow, Russia

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Another well done mythological fountain. And, in this particular photo with the looming dark clouds, I half expect these deities to step down and command obeisance.

Pyramid Fountain – Lima, Peru

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If you stand beneath this fountain, will you experience the restorative powers of pyramids?

Ponte Dom Luís – Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

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I know these are supposed to be salmon, but they look like mechanical Jaws to me. Do I need to get a bigger boat?

Vaillancourt Fountain – San Francisco, California, USA

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Maybe it’s because I see the world through genre coloured glasses, but this makes me think of a worm attack on Dune.

Volcano Fountain – Dhubai

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I think I’ve found Ernst Stavro Blofeld‘s new lair!