TWO POWERFUL JETS OF WATER COLLIDE TO REVEAL A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON LE HAVRE
Permanent work of art
Visible from 20th March to 1st November
From 7 am to 12 am, the jets run for 3 minutes every 15 minutes.
The bicolour light situated on the right of the basin tells if weather and tide conditions are favourable (green) or not (red) for the jets to run. If the light shows green, wait a few minutes to see Impact appear !
Anchored in the Bassin du Commerce, two powerful jets of water set approximately 60 metres apart from each other spurt intermittently and collide in a random interplay, resulting in an ever-changing display. Less frequently, the reflection of the sunlight on the water gives off a mist of iridescent spray that blurs around the edges. In any case, it evaporates after a few minutes of contemplation and listening, leaving the basin to its usual quietness.
Impact is nothing like a regular fountain which flows continuously and peacefully. The water is projected with the power that perhaps reflects the way the elements interact in Le Havre : the wind and the waves collide with force and violence.
Its recurring and precious apparition is a kind of ritual that leaves us expecting for more.
This artwork was sponsored by the LH Club.
Bassin du Commerce