Waves of sound ripple across the paving as the fountain jets pulse from low to high in a regular sequence. The pattern changes and the swishing sound breaks into syncopated cross beats. Then the central rows of jets drop to a low bubbling, tempting the young and young at heart to paddle out into the shallow water.

 

 

On a sunny but cool Sunday morning the fountain at Granary Square, just behind London’s King’s Cross station, was in a gently playful mood. In hot weather the jets shoot head high, offering young and old alike a place to unwind and cool down. You can see the fountain’s other moods here.

The choreography of more than 1000 individually controlled jets is an impressive technical feat. The designers seem to have enjoyed the challenge too, producing an imaginatively varied feature that offers relaxation, surprise and a great place to play with water.

(Click on any photo to view the gallery)