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.
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.
The reflecting pool of the Taj Mahal
The reflecting pool in the Patio de los Arrayanes, at the Moorish Alhambra of Granada, Spain
Reflecting pool at the China Pavilion, Epcot Center, Florida
Reflecting Pool at the University of Western Australia
Reflecting pond at the Christchurch Arts Centre in New Zealand
The North Reflecting Pool at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at dusk, World Trade Center, New York
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