Chimes: Perfect for the Backyard

In order to dodge possible friction in design styles, select wind chimes which are basic in appearance. The main goal is for them to fit in easily wherever they are placed. And remember, the importance of sound is greater than the look when it comes to wind chimes. Often times, the more creative types of wind chimes are not made to produce a pure sound quality, whereas those made of simple aluminum can provide this flawless sound. 94-923-1801__91013.jpg Hanging your chimes at various heights is important when creating your very own wind chime garden. One instance is to place your wind chimes on a terrace, an additional set in a small tree line and yet another around your flowers. The sound produced each time the wind blows will ring around your garden. Installing wind chimes in your eyeline so you can enjoy the dawn and sundown will allow you to appreciate their visual aspects. Stone decor, coursing water (including waterfalls or a birdbaths) and evergreens go well with aluminum wind chime gardens.

Santa Maria in Cosmedin: A Roman Fountain Worth Seeing

Both Christian and pagan relics have been found in by the load by archaeologists and restorers scouring the area of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. The nearby basilica is mainly for the marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità, (Mouth of Truth) located in its portico. Due to the fact that the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain (1719) was located off the beaten track, it remained mostly unknown. For the most part, visitors stayed away from the area because it was a sad and deserted part of the city. It was then that the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri was commissioned by Pope Clement XI to erect a water fountain in the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in an attempt to make the area more popular. August 11, 1717 saw the start of the task to put down the foundation of the church. After blessing of the first stone, medals with the illustration of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and of St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water, were tossed into the foundation.

Impressive Fountains Around the World

Referred to as the King Fahd Fountain (1985) located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is the highest continuously functioning fountain in the world. The water here shoots up to a 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.

Next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is the Gateway Geyser (1995) which reaches third place. With water reaching 192 meters (630 feet) in the air, this water fountain is the tallest in the U.S..

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 function at full capacity, it is usually limited to 91 meters (300 feet).

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).

Constructed in 1970, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, Australia, comes in at number 7 shooting water up to 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).


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