Admirer Jet d’eau

Foto credit: Michel Bobillier

Day in day out I am in the business of moving water. I am one of the largest jet fountains in the world and I shoot my water high up in the air. Everyday, people visit me to take pictures and occasionally they get completely drenched. I am Jet déau. The famous landmark of Geneva and I play that role with pride.

Each day, from morning till evening, I shoot water into the sky and play with the color spectrum’s by using tiny drops of white water. They paint the beams of light to create magnificent rainbows.
I let you admire this beautiful show from a close distance but be aware of my friend the wind. Sometimes he likes to play with my water drops. At such moments I can suddenly surprise you with a very large and powerful shower.

I am standing at the point where the beautiful Lake Geneva empties into the Rhone River and I have been entertaining you all from that spot since the year 1951. Before that period I had a predecessor, who was set up in the 19th century to relieve excess water pressure. He was very popular and became the reason of my existence. I was created out of his image to rule permanently over the lake.

It is true, I am stronger then my predecessor and I am very proud at my great powers. You should come and see me pump 500 litres of water per second into the air with an in incredible speed of 200 km per hour. This spectacular demonstration will certainly grab your attention when you are you’re strolling through the streets of cosmopolitan Geneva.

I am the movement of many drops of water who rise and fall during a constant dance with the light and the wind. I create the celebrated phenomenon of colours and brush them through the sky like a painter who slides over his canvas. I am the proud symbol of my city. I am a rocket of the white and blue who reaches great heights. I am Jet déau. Adorez-moi.

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Foto credit: Michel Bobillier