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Thursday, 31 March 2016

The Water Feature, Derby Market Place in 360 degree photography. A record of how it used to look before it was turned off in 2016. "Derby Cascade" running since 1995

Love it or Hate it, everyone knows the water feature as its been there running for 21 years. The water pump was turned off for good at 11am on March 31st 2016.

In March 2016 it was announced by Derby City Council that the Water feature on Derby Market Place would be switched off.  All the authority's water features are being turned off to save £63,000 in running costs during 2016-17 and £32,000 in each future year!

Upon hearing this news I decided to capture the water feature from many different angles in 360 degrees so we can remember how it used to be before it was turned off. I have added all of these 360's to Google Streetview so they are available to view by everyone. If you want to see them via a map, go to Google Maps then drag the orange peg man over Derby Market Place and look for the small blue circles around the Water Feature and then drop the peg man directy onto one of them to view it or simply use the links below.

Did you know that the Water feature was designed by artist William Pye was installed in March 1995.
"Derby Cascade" which is its correct name, is 3.5 metres high and 12 metres in diameter.

Here are my 360 degree photographs of Derby Market Place's waterfall feature. I hope you enjoy having a look around it. These are high resolution 360 degree photos so you will need a broadband connection.
To view them in fullscreen, click the icon in the top right of the viewers. Use your mouse to drag the view point around.

View from the front of the cascade right :

Derby Market Place water feature, view from the top 3:

or click the link : Derby Market place water feature view from the top 3.

Derby water feature from the top. view 4:

Or click the link : Derby water feature view 4.

Speakers Corner :

View from the front middle of the cascade :

or click the link : View from the front middle of the cascade.

View through the curtain of water at the back next to Speakers corner :

or click the link : View through curtain of water.

Derby Market Place water feature view from the top 1:
click the link : Derby Market place water feature from the top view 1.

Derby water feature from the top. view 2:
click the link : Derby water feature from the top, view 2.

Here is a 360 degree photograph I captured way back in November 2005 at night when all the Market place was decorated for Christmas. (I did this with old equipment so the vertical view is limited compared with my current 360s)

or click the link : Derby market place water feature Christmas 2005.

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