Where are the World’s Most Grandiose Water Fountains?

pd-192__04084.jpg Referred to as the King Fahd Fountain (1985) found in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is the highest continuously operating fountain in the world. The water reaches the astonishing height of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

Coming in second is the World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002) with water blasting 202 meters (663 feet).

Next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is the Gateway Geyser (1995) which reaches third place. It propels water 192 meters (630 feet) into the air and is currently the tallest fountain in the United States.

Next is Port Fountain (2006) in Karachi, Pakistan, where the water jets 190 meters (620 feet) high.

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

The Dubai Fountain made its first appearance in 2009 next to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. It dances to pre-recorded music every half hour and propels water to the height of 73 meters (240 feet) - it also has extreme shooters which reach 150 meters (490 feet), though these are only used on special occasions.

Number 7 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, finished in 1970, launching water 147 meters (482 feet) high.

And at number 8, we have the the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951), measuring 140 meters (460 feet).

Use a Fountain To Help Boost Air Quality

You can animate your living area by installing an indoor wall fountain. Installing this type of indoor feature positively affects your senses and your general well-being. The science behind this theory endorses the idea that water fountains can favorably impact your health. Water features in general produce negative ions which are then counterbalanced by the positive ions released by modern conveniences. When positive ions overtake negative ones, this results in bettered mental and physical wellness. You can become more alert, relaxed and lively due to an boost in the serotonin levels resulting from these types of features. An improved mood as well as a removal of air impurities comes from the negative ions released by indoor wall fountains In order to rid yourself of allergies, impurities in the air and other annoyances, be sure to install one of these. And finally, water fountains are great at absorbing dust and microbes floating in the air and as a result in improving your overall health.

Add the Benefit of Feng Shui into Your Yard

Integrating feng shui design into your yard will help spread its energy into your home and your life.

Do not worry if your yard is considered too small for feng shui design, as size is is not especially relevant. Of course, a large area is ideal if you have it, but rest assured that feng shui works just as well in smaller areas as well.

Whether you are introducing feng shui design to your home or garden, the methods are the same. In order to understand the energy map, or bagua, of your garden, you will first need to understand your home’s bagua.

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

Feng shui design calls for the Earth element, for example, to be incorporated into the northeastern corner of your garden, as that area connects to self-cultivation and personal growth energy. Since rocks symbolize the Earth element in feng shui, you might give some thought to putting some into a serene Zen garden in the northeast corner of your yard.

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

The Perfect Multi-Tiered Water Fountain for your Yard

Gardens are popular places to put up a tiered fountain, a style which has historically been very fashionable. Mediterranean countries such as Italy and Spain traditionally have countless multi-level fountains. Piazzas and building courtyards are very popular areas where you will find tiered fountains. Tiered fountains come in a wide range of designs, from elaborately carved styles to relatively simple types.

Any area can be enhanced with one, even though a more traditional setting is sometimes more appropriate. The fountain should blend right into the setting as if it has been there since the beginning.

An Introduction to Container Herb Areas

An optimal herb garden can be created in a container. It is likely that a person who is fascinated by the kitchen or garden,will most likely also be enticed by the subject of herbs.

Herbs bring immediate satisfaction as they can be used in any dish, and they are very easy to grow. It only takes a little time each day to maintain your herb garden, and if you have planter gardens and potted herbs, they can be moved inside once autumn begins to freeze - so you can take delight in your herbs all 12 months long. Some herbs will be set to harvest sooner than others due to their varying growth rates. Like all hobbies, herb gardening requires a certain amount of patience. One must attend to an herb garden consistently, even though results might not be noticeable on the 1st, 2nd or even 3rd day.

Remarkably one of Seven Wonders of the World, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, were merely terraced rooftop gardens. They were designed to be water-proof and positioned over a big, curved stone substructure with large storage rooms below. Water was brought up to the terraces by hydraulic systems and the terrace soil was profound enough to cultivate trees. Thyme, poppy, anise, and rosemary were preferred plants.


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