The 40 by 40 Project is written by Angie Teater, a New York-based interior designer & travel writer. The Project begins on Angie's 39th birthday (March 11, 2017) with only 365 days to accomplish everything on the list before turning big Four-Oh! 

Forty goals. One year. Endless possibilities.

#30: Fountains & Pennies

#30: Fountains & Pennies

I absolutely adored tossing 40 pennies into 40 fountains this year, an idea dreamed up by my bestie Heather. It's such a romantically childlike thing to do, yet with a touch of vintage charm. I enjoyed it so much that I'm actually rather sad that I've completed the task. It was a lovely habit, noticing fountains everywhere. Instead of just passing them by, I'd fish into my pocket for a penny with a surge of excitement as though doing a treasure hunt. I always smiled with each penny "plop" into the water. 

Maybe I'll keep doing this, well beyond my bucket list!

But for now, here are the 40 fountains and 40 pennies that I wished upon around the world:


1:  The Metropolitan Museum of Art / New York, NY

2: The Temple of Dendur (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) / New York, NY 

3: Krug Park / St. Joseph, MO 

4: Tiny, nameless fountain atop MontjΓΌic / Barcelona, Spain 


5: Katharine Hepburn Park at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza / New York, NY 

6: Pulitzer Fountain / New York, NY 

7: Bethesda Fountain, Central Park / New York, NY 

8: City Hall Park Fountain / New York, NY 


9: The Pineapple Fountain / Charleston, SC

10: Avenue of the Americas Fountains / New York, NY

11: The Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center / New York, NY 

12: Fountain on corner of Park Avenue and 52nd Street / New York, NY 


13: A "pocket park" on 49th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues / New York, NY

14: Union Square Park / New York, NY 

15: College of Charleston Campus / Charleston, SC

16: The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel courtyard / Charleston, SC 


17: Greenacre Park / New York, NY 

18: Water feature corner of 47th Street and 2nd Avenue / New York, NY 

19: A "pocket park" on the corner of 46th Street and 2nd Avenue / New York, NY 

20: The Dandelion Fountain / New York, NY 


21: Fountains outside of 100 United Nations Plaza / New York, NY 

22: Manneken Pis / Brussels, Belgium 

23: Fountain of Jan-Frans at Sint-Baafsplein / Ghent, Belgium 

24: Street fountain along the Canal / Gent, Belgium 


25: Josephine Shaw Lowell Fountain at Bryant Park / New York, NY

26: 101 Park Avenue Fountain / New York, NY 

27: Beauty and Truth Fountain at New York Public Library / New York, NY 

28: Fountain at Green-Wood Cemetery / New York, NY 


29: Tower 57 Fountain (corner of 57th Street and Lexington) / New York, NY 

30: The Metropolitan Opera / New York, NY

31: The fountain at Columbus Circle / New York, NY

32: USS Maine National Monument (SW corner of Central Park) / New York, NY 


33: Water feature outside The Churchill at 300 E. 40th Street / New York, NY

34: Water feature outside Paramount Tower at 240 E. 39th Street / New York, NY 

35: Madison Square Park Fountain / New York, NY

36: Washington Square Park fountain / New York, NY 


37:  9/11 Memorial /New York, NY

38:  Battery Park Fountain / New York, NY

39:  Rockefeller Center "Prometheus" Fountain / New York, NY

40:  Fountain at the American Museum of Natural History / New York, NY 

#32: Host a Dinner Party

#32: Host a Dinner Party

#25: Attend an Educational Lecture

#25: Attend an Educational Lecture