The unisphere was commissioned for the 1964 world's fair, to celebrate the fair's theme of "peace through understanding." these days, it is a playground for children of all colors and creeds, its fountains a welcome reprieve from the hot summer sun!
the first major outbreak of cholera in bristol happened in july, 1831. within 100 days 1,521 people had been infected, 584 of the cases were fatal. 1 preventative method suggested was to drink water from public fountains - we now know this was one of the main routes of infection
if you had told me half of my life ago that i would one day fly halfway around the world to see a fountain....o.k., i might have believed you. i think i first learned about this on one of samantha brown's shows, but i may be mistaken. it took years for me to get there, but i did it.