Zaporizhzhia

Fountain of Life

Description

  • One of the most beautiful and original fountains in Ukraine.
  • It has one of the largest balls in Ukraine, rotating under the action of water.
  • Around are sculptures that reflect the life of the Ukrainian people and its entire history since ancient times.
  • The colors of the “Fountain of Life” are added by craftsmen, whose works of art are constantly placed around the fountain, make you smile, warm your soul and make a kinder heart.

The ball in the center of the fountain unites around itself 8 statues (compositions) related to the culture, history and life of the Ukrainian people. In particular, in the structure of the ball, the main thing is the composition of Chernobyl, which crowns the feat of the liquidators who died during the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident, the Mamai Cossack - a symbol of the free and independent spirit of Zaporizhzhya Cossacks, all the people of Ukraine, Tumriya's tireless travelers, the symbol of preservation of life, the Scythians - the ancient people of the Zaporozhye region, the hunter - a symbol of the inseparable coexistence of man and nature, stone graves - the place of the first written language of mankind, steppe - the wealth of the Ukrainian land ml. “Fountain of Life” constantly holds cultural events, performances of dance and song groups, contests. This is a meeting place for artists and young people.

The colors of the “Fountain of Life” are added by craftsmen, whose works of art are constantly placed around the fountain, make you smile, warm your soul and make a kinder heart.

The ball in the center of the fountain unites around itself 8 statues (compositions) related to the culture, history and life of the Ukrainian people. In particular, in the structure of the ball, the main thing is the composition of Chernobyl, which crowns the feat of the liquidators who died during the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident, the Mamai Cossack - a symbol of the free and independent spirit of Zaporizhzhya Cossacks, all the people of Ukraine, Tumriya's tireless travelers, the symbol of preservation of life, the Scythians - the ancient people of the Zaporozhye region, the hunter - a symbol of the inseparable coexistence of man and nature, stone graves - the place of the first written language of mankind, steppe - the wealth of the Ukrainian land ml. “Fountain of Life” constantly holds cultural events, performances of dance and song groups, contests. This is a meeting place for artists and young people.

The colors of the “Fountain of Life” are added by craftsmen, whose works of art are constantly placed around the fountain, make you smile, warm your soul and make a kinder heart.

How to get there?

By bus: which goes on Soborniy Avenue to the River Port or the Embankment Main Line. By tram: №1,3,14,16. Stop "Department Store Ukraine".

HISTORY

  • In 1968, the first round picturesque fountain appeared with a central bowl surrounded by single jets.
  • At the dawn of the new third millennium in 2001, the fountain was fenced with a high fence and hid from prying eyes for three years.
  • So that a miracle would appear before the amazed public - the whole history of the Ukrainian land in stone ethno-idols around the globe under the action of the forces of the water element turns and personifies our planet.
  • The official opening took place on October 14, 2004.
  • Since 2015, on the eve of the new year, the main tree of the city is set in the center of the Fountain of Life, which is closed for the winter period.

In 1968, the first round picturesque fountain appeared with a central bowl surrounded by single jets.

At the dawn of the new third millennium in 2001, the fountain was fenced with a high fence and hidden from prying eyes for three years, so that a marvel would appear before the amazed public - the whole history of the Ukrainian land in stone ethno-idols around the globe under the influence of the water forces turns and personifies our planet . The fountain was designed by the sculptor Peter Antip. The official opening took place on October 14, 2004.

Since 2015, on the eve of the new year, the main tree of the city is set in the center of the Fountain of Life, which is closed for the winter period.

In 1968, the first round picturesque fountain appeared with a central bowl surrounded by single jets.

At the dawn of the new third millennium in 2001, the fountain was fenced with a high fence and hidden from prying eyes for three years, so that a marvel would appear before the amazed public - the whole history of the Ukrainian land in stone ethno-idols around the globe under the influence of the water forces turns and personifies our planet . The fountain was designed by the sculptor Peter Antip. The official opening took place on October 14, 2004.

Since 2015, on the eve of the new year, the main tree of the city is set in the center of the Fountain of Life, which is closed for the winter period.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The fountain is made of granite and smalt, brought from Yantsevsky quarry.
  • The composition of the fountain consists of a ball, rotating and several figures at the foot.
  • The weight of the ball is 3.8 tons, and the diameter is 1.3 meters.
  • Thanks to the well-tuned technical design, the water layer between the ball itself and the support is only one millimeter, the water pressure is also small — only 3.5 atmospheres.
  • The fountain is made of granite and smalt, brought from Yantsevsky quarry.
  • The composition of the fountain consists of a ball, rotating and several figures at the foot.
  • The weight of the ball is 3.8 tons, and the diameter is 1.3 meters.
  • Thanks to the well-tuned technical design, the water layer between the ball itself and the support is only one millimeter, the water pressure is also small — only 3.5 atmospheres.