Thanks to an assignment from Le News, I got to descend below the waterline of Lac Léman in Geneva into the room housing the pumps that push the Jet d'eau high into the sky. A few more photos not in the article:
|The nozzle is only 10 cm in diameter. The water jets up from the outer circle. The narrow inner circle mixes in air, giving the fountain its distinctive white color, making it visible from far away.|
Gérard Luyet, who oversees operation of the Jet d'eau, leads the way into what he calls "the bowels" of the huge fountain.
|Yes, it's this easy to turn the this amazing fountain on and off.|