I'd wanted to create two ponds to replace our front lawn, but when my husband didn't wax too enthusiastic on that project, I settled for a wash tub pond.
The view from the driveway:
It sits on our entry way walk and greets guests as they arrive.
It was even claimed by one of our Cardinal Meadowhawks as his own!
Several birds have enjoyed it too over the years now, including Robins and House Finches.