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Brazilian botanic fountain

On a recent trip to Rio de Janeiro we were intrigued to find that the central fountain in the 54 hectare botanic garden was made in Derby, England nearly 150 years ago. The Fountain of the Muses as it is known was installed in its current location in 1895. 

As with all landscape water features the technicalities of pumping, balancing and cleaning water need to be carefully considered when the mechanics are designed, engineered and installed. 

The resulting sounds, movement and light reflections from the play of water are priceless.