Reflecting pool

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Temple of Debod (Madrid, Spain) in the reflecting pool of the garden of the Parque del Oeste.

A reflecting pool or reflection pool is a water feature found in gardens, parks, and at memorial sites. It usually consists of a shallow pool of water, undisturbed by fountain jets, for a reflective surface.

Design[edit]

Reflecting pools are often designed with the outer basin floor at the rim slightly deeper than the central area to suppress wave formation. They can be as small as a bird bath to as large as a major civic element. Their origins are from ancient Persian gardens.

List of notable pools[edit]

The Miroir d'eau by night in Bordeaux, France.

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Hollywood Bowl". Retrieved 18 March 2016.