Pearl of Atlantis - Kugel Ball - Nassau, Bahamas
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LadyKarine
N 25° 05.028 W 077° 19.330
18R E 265788 N 2776239
Quick Description: Thise Kugel balls are located in a fountain in the lobby of the Atlantis hotel. It turns in an oyster shell.
Location: Bahamas
Date Posted: 12/25/2019 3:11:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM11W05
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 2

Long Description:
A kugel fountain is a water feature or sculpture where a sphere sits in a fitted hollow in a pedestal, and is supported by aquaplaning on a thin film of water. Pressurized water flows between the sphere and socket, creating a mechanical hydrostatic bearing that is nearly frictionless. The sphere can weigh thousands of kilograms, but the efficient bearing allows it to be spun by the force of a hand. The sphere does not float, being denser than water; it is often made from granite. The hydraulics of the fountain can be controlled so that the axis of rotation of the sphere changes continually.

Kugel fountains can be found all over the world. Many are at popular tourist destinations, such as science museums shopping centers, lobbies, and gardens. Source: (visit link)
Where is this ball located: Lobby of Atlantis resort

In use?: No

Material: Granite

Can you push it around?: No

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