Vortex Fountain ‘Charybdis’ – Northern England
This is an unusual and beautiful fountain that you are not likely to see elsewhere. The water sculptor William Pye created the Charybdis in 2000 in Sunderland, Northern England, for the Seaham Hotel and Spa. Charybdis is a siren’s name that you may have seen mentioned in Homer’s Odysee who got hit by Zeus’ thunderbolt and hence got transformed into a whirlpool as a punishment for stealing Hercules’ oxen. Inspired by this story Pye built this beautiful water fountain.