9. Charybdis Fountain, Northern England|
Charybdis is the largest air sculpture-funnel, which allowed its creator to explore the elements of water more creatively.
According to Greek mythology, in the Sicilian Sea, there were 2 mermaids named Charybdis and Scylla. Charybdis stole Hercules’ oxen, and Zeus struck her with lightning which resulted in a big swirling vortex that swallowed up many ships.
This story inspired William Pye to create a miracle fountain he called Charybdis. In this funnel, water moves in a circle in a transparent acrylic cylinder and forms an air vortex in the center of the whirlpool.