Lima has been named the city of a thousand fountains. For my teetotaler friends this is a classic place of “water water everywhere and not a drop to drink.” For my tea swilling friends this pot may be priced a little steep. Somewhere in history (before we tried to remember how it got started) this dry city began building fountains of water. Playful, yes. Visually cooling, yes! Refreshing on a warm evening, yes! Time and demand created the ever more spectacular fountains. A walk through the “El Circuito Magico Del Aqua” at dusk unfolds a magical series of illuminated fountains.
A lightly show that dances on water droplets creating a spectacular screen for the highlights of Peruvian history.
The figure of the condor touching earth beneath the darkening sky elicits memory of a time in history when story mattered more than GDP.
The newer ages have even introduced the energy pyramid fountain. You get the idea — water seeks its own level and when you add a little water to a dry land, life becomes a bit more pleasant. Art can be seductive like that.