Fountain In Italy Looks Like It’s Pouring Lava When The Sun Hits

It’s called the “luminous fountain” and it really lives up to its name.

In 2009, an earthquake hit the city of L’Aquila in central Italy. Much of the city was destroyed as a result of the earthquake, but they decided to grow out of the rubble.

One of the ways in which they grew is actually getting some attention online. On Reddit, the picture was posted and it seems as if people can’t get enough of the image.

Photo: Reddit/u/daenel

The pictures of a fountain called Fontana Luminosa. When translated into English, it means “luminous fountain” and it really lives up to its name.

It has been a part of the town since 1934 but after being damaged in the earthquake, it was restored again and back to its full glory in 2016.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The Redditor who posted the picture would probably have passed by and not seen it if it weren’t for his daughter. He shared in the comments that after pointing out that there was “fire,” he grabbed his cheap camera and snap some pictures. He hopes to be back next year to see it again.

There were many who doubted the fact that it was real but it actually is a part of the statute. In order for it to be seen in this way, however, a number of things need to fall in line.

Photo: Reddit/u/daenel

First of all, the sun needs to be setting in the proper position and there have to be no clouds in the sky. The illusion itself only lasts for a limited a time so you have to be there with a camera on hand to take the picture. Fortunately, the Redditor was passing by at just the right time to see it.