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Amazing water flame

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*This unique feature can be found in the Laburnum Garden at Houghton Hall & Gardens, nr. King’s Lynn in NW Norfolk.

It was designed by the Dutch artist Jeppe Hein and was installed in 2008. It consists of an orange flame seemingly balanced magically on top of a fountain of water.

Don’t ask me how it works, something to do with a gas jet! In this case, water doesn’t put out fire …

We stayed around for ten minutes just to watch the sequence and found it fascinating.*

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That is clever,Shirley..something very different..:o)

9 Jul, 2011

 

Magic eh?

9 Jul, 2011

 

Clever. Very effective.

9 Jul, 2011

 

Plesed you like it too ladies ... it defies logic really! . . . . .

9 Jul, 2011

 

Wow! Thanks Shirley . . . it's amazing.

9 Jul, 2011

 

Love the last photo, how incredible.

9 Jul, 2011

 

It really is Sheila ... : o ) ....... Gm ... we were transfixed with it ... just so completely unexpected!

9 Jul, 2011

 

How utterly extraordinary, never seen anything like it. Thanks for the photos.

9 Jul, 2011

 

We were expecting there to be a 'whooshing' sound as the flame ignited, but virtually heard nothing, somehow that made it even more hard to fathom!

9 Jul, 2011

 

Never seen anything like it before Shirley no wonder you were transfixed. Hope the rest of the holiday break went well.

9 Jul, 2011

 

It was a very pleasant 5 days away, Stroller, mixed bag of weather, but that's to be expected in the UK in July! : o ))

9 Jul, 2011

 

Wow thats amazing, I`d have been spellbound as well Shirley, great photo`s.....

9 Jul, 2011

 

I shall always remember it, Lincs, glad you like the pics ... : o )

10 Jul, 2011

 

It's certainly a unique water fountain....defies explanation. I wonder if we have any scientific experts in our GoY membership? We seem to have so many varied gifts and talents amongst us :) Perhaps they could offer an explanation?

10 Jul, 2011

 

I suppose it is representing the elements, fire, earth, air & water but how it works??? It has to be using some sort of gas I would have thought.

10 Jul, 2011

 

I've just Googled Jeppe Hein and his work ... amazing ... imagine entering an empty room and then finding the room becoming smaller ... one of the walls moves silently! Really interesting illusional stuff . . . . .

10 Jul, 2011

 

ooohh how strange..... certainly is amazing....

10 Jul, 2011

 

Very strange :/

10 Jul, 2011

 

Strange but compelling, Holly & Hywel . . . . .

10 Jul, 2011

 

That's just too weird ...the jury is out on this one .

20 Jul, 2011

 

Lol Charlie! ......

21 Jul, 2011

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