The World’s Tallest Water Elements

Referred to as the King Fahd Fountain (1985) located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is the highest continuously functioning fountain in the world. Attaining incredible heights above the Red Sea, this fountain jets water 260 meters (853 feet) in the air.

The Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), comes in second with water heights of 202 meters (663 feet).

Next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is the Gateway Geyser (1995) which comes in third place. With water reaching 192 meters (630 feet) in the air, this water fountain is the tallest in the United States. pd-39__03872.jpg

The next on the list is Port Fountain located in Karachi, Pakistan which shoots water 190 meters (620 feet) into the sky.

Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona is number 4: it can jet water 171 meters (561 feet) high when the three pumps operate at full capacity, it is usually limited to 91 meters (300 feet).

The Dubai Fountain, opened to the public in 2009, is located near the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Once every half hour, this fountain begins dancing to pre-recorded musical themes while shooting water 73 meters (240 feet) high. It also has extreme shooters, rarely used, which go as high as 150 meters (490 feet).

Making it in the top 8 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra (1970) which measures 147 meters (482 feet).

The last impressive fountain to make the list is the Jet d’Eau (1951) in Geneva, Switzerland, measuring 140 meters (460 feet).

How to Include the Benefits of Feng Shui to Your Yard

Add feng shui design to the layout of your yard so it can carry energy into your home.

When adding feng shui design into your gardden, even a very small space works. A sizeable area is great for those privileged enough to have it, but a more compact area can still be useful in feng shui design.

Feng shui methods are the same whether you are working in your garden or your home. In order to learn the energy map, or bagua, of your garden, you will first want to know your home’s bagua.

There are five elements in feng shui theory, and you should learn how to apply each of them to maximize the energy.

An example of this is that Earth is the feng shui element you should have in the northeast part of your garden because that section of your garden connects to the energy of personal growth and self-cultivation. The ideal addition to the northeast corner of your yard might be a peaceful Zen garden decorated with natural stone, as they represent the Earth element in feng shui.

A water feature is a great addition to the following feng shui areas: Southeast (money & abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life).

Outdoor Elegance: Large Outdoor Fountains

It is also possible to place your exterior water fountain near a wall since they do not need to be connected to a nearby pond.

Digging, installing and maintaining a nearby pond are no longer needed. Plumbing is no longer a necessity since this feature in now self-sufficient. Remember, however, to add water at regular intervals. Your pond and the surrounding area are certain to get dirty at some point so be sure to drain the water from the basin and replace it with clean water.

The most utilized materials used to construct garden wall fountains are stone and metal, even though they can be made out of many other elements. The style you are looking for dictates which material is most appropriate to meet your needs. The best designs for your garden wall fountain are those which are handmade, simple to put up and not too heavy to hang. In addition, be certain to buy a fountain which requires little upkeep. Generally, most installations are straight forward since the only parts which may require scrutiny are the re-circulating pump and the hanging hardware whereas other kinds of setups can be a bit more difficult. You can easily perk up your outdoor area with these kinds of fountains.

Where did Large Outdoor Fountains Originate from?

A fountain, an amazing piece of engineering, not only supplies drinking water as it pours into a basin, it can also launch water high into the air for an extraordinary effect.

From the onset, outdoor fountains were simply meant to serve as functional elements. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, from aqueducts or springs in the vicinity. Until the late nineteenth, century most water fountains functioned using gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a supply of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Serving as an element of adornment and celebration, fountains also provided clean, fresh drinking water. Roman fountains usually depicted images of animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners incorporated fountains to create smaller depictions of the gardens of paradise. King Louis XIV of France wanted to demonstrate his superiority over nature by including fountains in the Gardens of Versailles. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries created baroque decorative fountains to glorify the Popes who commissioned them as well as to mark the spot where the restored Roman aqueducts entered the city.

The end of the 19th century saw the rise in usage of indoor plumbing to provide drinking water, so urban fountains were relegated to purely decorative elements.

Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity allowed fountains to provide recycled water into living spaces as well as create unique water effects.

Modern-day fountains serve mostly as decoration for public spaces, to honor individuals or events, and enhance entertainment and recreational gatherings.

Set up Your Privatel Garden Water Fountain in Your Office

Your commercial surroundings can benefit with a garden fountain. Having this sort of element is a way to attract clients to your office. Unlike home fountains, outdoor fountains installed in business settings should both welcome guests and leave a lasting impression on everyone who sees them.

Important to the growth of any business, they are a way to draw in new customers and make a positive first impression. It is easy to create natural spaces in even the smallest of spaces by putting in garden water fountains, attractive plants and flowers, among other things. Even bigger, more alluring garden displays can be set up in corporate areas that have more open space available. Some companies, though, have to make the most of a small area.

In the end, the main goal is to design an ambiance that attracts new interest in your business. Putting in an alluring garden fountain can be your secret weapon to acquiring new clients.


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