Create an Outdoor Fountain as a Celebratory Piece

To celebrate the memory of someone who has passed away, consider creating a garden fountain. Nowadays people no longer observe outdated customs. Commemorating loved ones who have passed is still the norm, however. Memorials often include personal items and are often used to pay homage to the deceased. There are many ways to remember someone lost and many people choose a backyard garden fountain to this end. 8925-13403__72095.jpg There are lots of ways to customize your garden fountain in your loved one’s memory such as putting in flowers adding photos, attaching a plaque, or gathering for memorial services around the fountain.

Garden fountains enable you to honor loved ones you have lost. Prosperity and a good life lived can be commemorated with the flowing water, which is a figurative depiction of those things. It is highly recommended to choose a high quality, sturdy garden fountain that is impervious to bad weather so that it will last a very long time. When you get your garden fountain up and working, you will want to make sure it is going to hold up for many years.

Tiered Water Features for your Outdoor Space

For a long time now, multi-tiered fountains have been common, especially in gardens. You can find many of these fountains in Italy, Spain, and other Southern European nations. Public squares and building courtyards are very common areas where you will find tiered fountains. Tiered fountains come in a wide variety of designs, from elaborately carved styles to relatively simple types.

Traditional or classic settings are perfect places for them.

The fountain should blend right into the setting as if it has been there since the beginning.

Pond Fountains: The Treasure Trove in Your Own Backyard

When picturing a fountain, most people first think of the artfully carved ones found adorning beautiful homes, parks, public buildings, etc. However, they can really compliment any area, as they can be made in just about any shape, size, and design. This type of element could even fit into the design of your garden, yard, or external decor.

Owning one can improve your home in two primary ways. To begin, everyone knows that fountains add charm and contribute to a comforting ambiance. What you need at the end of a rough day is the soothing sound of the water and a tranquil ambiance. You will notice your environment benefitting from its elegance, too. In addition, your beautiful fountain will inspire your guests to gather around and take photos, making your get-togethers even more entertaining.

The second reason for a water feature is to guarantee a healthy environment for the fish in your pond. Fish must have water that is flowing and aerated, and pond fountains provide both. Your fish will be around a longer time because of the constantly flowing, aerated water. Your flowers will be thank you as well.

Rome’s First Water Transport Solutions

Rome’s 1st elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in 273 BC; before that, citizens residing at higher elevations had to depend on natural springs for their water. If inhabitants residing at higher elevations did not have access to springs or the aqueduct, they’d have to be dependent on the remaining existing solutions of the time, cisterns that collected rainwater from the sky and subterranean wells that received the water from below ground. To deliver water to Pincian Hill in the early 16th century, they implemented the emerging tactic of redirecting the current from the Acqua Vergine aqueduct’s underground network. The aqueduct’s channel was made reachable by pozzi, or manholes, that were added along its length when it was initially created. Though they were initially developed to make it possible to service the aqueduct, Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi began using the manholes to gather water from the channel, commencing when he bought the property in 1543. The cistern he had made to gather rainwater wasn’t satisfactory to meet his water needs. To give himself with a more effective way to gather water, he had one of the manholes opened, giving him access to the aqueduct below his residence.

Where are the World’s Biggest Fountains?

The King Fahd Fountain (built in 1985) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has the tallest continually -running fountain on the planet. The water reaches the astonishing height of 260 meters (853 feet) over the Red Sea.

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

Next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is the Gateway Geyser (1995) which reaches third place. This fountain is considered the tallest in the United States with water reaching up to 192 meters (630 feet).

Next is the fountain located in Karachi, Pakistan (Port Fountain) which shoots water up to 190 meters (620 feet) in height.

Number 4: Fountain Park (1970), Fountain Hills, Arizona - although it can reach heights of 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are in use, it only reaches 91 meters (300 feet) on a normal day.

The Dubai Fountain made its first appearance in 2009 close to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. The fountain propels water up to 73 meters (240 feet) and performs once every half hour to pre-recorded music - and even has extreme shooters, not used in every show, which reach up to 150 meters (490 feet).

Built in 1970, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, Australia, comes in at number 7 shooting water up to 147 meters (482 feet).

Last of all is the Jet d’Eau (1951) in Geneva, Switzerland, which measures 140 meters (460 feet).


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