The Cosmopolis Fountain

The Cosmopolis Fountain

Description: 

The fountain, in its form, refers to the famous work of Nicolaus Copernicus ‘On the Revolutions of Celestial Spheres’. The astronomer presented in it his revolutionary views on the creation of the universe proving that the Earth is not the centre of the universe but only one of the planets which revolve around the still Sun. The granite board of the fountain reads a Latin sentence and a diagram of the heliocentric system. The circles symbolising the orbits contain 100 nozzles from which water springs up. The central nozzle symbolising the Sun   shoots water 5 meters in the air.

In the summer, in the evening hours the visitors can admire spectacular fountain performances of water, light and sound. Streams of water illuminated by colourful light jet in the air to the sounds of the music. The performances are accompanied by film music and a composition entitled Cosmopolis – composed specially for the Toruń fountain by Krzesimir Dębski.