Nicholas DeWolfe Memorial Fountain
Location: Aspen, Colorado, USA
At the corner of Hyman and Mill Streets in Aspen, Colorado, is the Nicholas DeWolfe Memorial Fountain, also known as the 'dancing fountain' of Aspen. Completed in 1979, the water plays from street-level jets in an intricate computer-generated pattern. On warm days, children run through the waters of the dancing fountain to cool off -- a summer tradition in Aspen.
The fountain is named for the late Aspen resident and pioneer computer engineer Nicholas DeWolfe, who designed and built the computer apparatus and software that run the fountain. In the background of this photo is another Aspen landmark -- the Wheeler Opera House, completed in 1889.