The Early, Unappreciated Water-Moving System

pd_150_2__70990.jpg The praise Agrippa’s water-lifting innovation received by Andrea Bacci in 1588 was short-lived. It could be that the Acqua Felice, the second of Rome’s earliest modern aqueducts made the device outdated when it was linked to the Villa Medici in 1592. Even though its glory was temporary, Camillo Agrippa’s planning for raising water was the marvel of its day, surpassing anything crafted in Italy since the days of ancient Rome. Even though there were various other relevant water-driven creations either designed or built during the latter part of the sixteenth century, like scenographic water features, giochi d’acqua or water caprices, and musical water fountains, not one were fed by water like Agrippa’s device.

Gardens of Chatworth and its "Revelation" Water Fountain

“Revelation,” the latest addition to the beautiful outdoor fountains of Chatsworth, was developed by renowned British sculptor Angela Conner. In 2004/5 she was commissioned by the now deceased 11th Duke of Devonshire to produce a limited edition bust of Queen Elizabeth, in brass and steel, for the Queen’s 80th birthday bash. Jack Pond, one of Chatsworth’s most venerable ponds, had “Revelation” installed in 1999. It takes the form of four large flower petals made from steel which opens and closes with the water flow, alternatively camouflaging and revealing a golden globe at the sculpture’s heart. A gold dust decorated steel globe was created and incorporated to the big sculpture standing five meters in height and five meters in width. This most recent fountain is a fascinating addition to the Gardens at Chatsworth because the petals’ motion is totally driven by water.

Install Your Privatel Garden Fountain in Your Work Place

Your business environment can benefit with a garden fountain. An attractive feature such as this will make clients feel welcome to your workplace. Business areas, as opposed to home environments, need to have outdoor fountains that make the place feel inviting and leave a positive impression on guests and employees.

Important to the growth of any business, they are a way to attract new customers and make a positive first impression. Create a little piece of nature in small outdoor areas by putting in eye-catching garden water fountains, beautiful trees and bushes, and other attractive landscaping. Other places of business are lucky enough to have the room to build a much bigger garden display. That said, there are plenty that only have room for a small display with which to make an impressive and lasting statement.

It all boils down to the need to bring in new customers and make an immediate favorable impact. Your garden fountain will serve much like a welcoming embrace to new clients thinking about working with your company.

How Mechanical Designs And Styles of Water Fountains Spread

Throughout the European countries, the primary means of spreading practical hydraulic understanding and fountain design ideas were the circulated papers and illustrated publications of the time, which contributed to the evolution of scientific innovation. In the late 1500's, a French water feature architect (whose name has been lost) was the internationally distinguished hydraulics pioneer. His experience in designing gardens and grottoes with built-in and imaginative water fountains began in Italy and with commissions in Brussels, London and Germany. He penned a book named “The Principles of Moving Forces” toward the end of his life while in France that turned into the basic book on hydraulic mechanics and engineering. Classical antiquity hydraulic breakthroughs were elaborated as well as updates to essential classical antiquity hydraulic breakthroughs in the publication. The water screw, a mechanical way to move water, and invented by Archimedes, was featured in the book. Two hidden containers heated up by the sun's rays in a area adjacent to the creative water feature were shown in an illustration. The hot water expands and then ascends and shuts the pipes thereby activating the fountain. Designs for pumps, water wheels, water attributes and garden ponds are also mentioned in the publication.

Visit the World’s Tallest Water Fountains

Located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the King Fahd Fountain (1985) is the tallest continually-functioning fountain in the world. The water reaches the amazing height of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

Reaching water heights of 202 meters (663 feet), the World Cup Fountain in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), is recognized as the second highest worldwide.

The Gateway Geyser (1995) situated next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri is #3 on the list. This fountain is considered the tallest in the U.S. with water reaching up to 192 meters (630 feet).

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

Number 4: On a typical day the water is limited to 91 meters (300 feet) at the Fountain Park feature in Fountain Hills, Arizona, but it is capable of propelling water up to 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are functioning.

The Dubai Fountain, opened to the public in 2009, is located next to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It performs every 1/2 hour to previously recorded songs and shoots water up to 73 meters (240 feet) in height -it also has built in extreme shooters, though only used during special events, which reach 150 meters (490 feet) in height.

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

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


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