Finding the Ideal Wind Bells and Wind Chimes for You

Pick simple wind chimes in order to prevent conceivable clashes in decor styles. This way they will mix in perfectly anywhere they are placed. Select wind chimes that make a beautiful sound and do not get stuck solely on their visual appeal. In fact, many of the more decorative types of wind chimes are not made in such a way that allows for the same pristine sound quality as those of a simple aluminum design. p-517__17409.jpg When creating your wind chime garden, consider them at different heights. One example is to spot your wind chimes on a terrace, an additional set in a small tree line and yet another around your flowers. The sound will greatly resonate around your yard whenever the wind blows. Installing wind chimes in your eyeline so you can appreciate the sunrise and sundown will allow you to take pleasure in their visual aspects. Wind chime gardens designed of aluminum fit well with stone decor, flowing water (including a waterfall or a birdbath) and evergreens.

The Tallest Water Displays Around the World

The King Fahd Fountain ( crafted in 1985) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has the tallest consistently-running fountain on the planet. The water reaches the fantastic height of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

The World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), comes in 2nd place with water shooting up 202 meters (663 feet).

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

Next is the fountain found in Karachi, Pakistan (Port Fountain) which jets 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 operating, it only reaches 91 meters (300 feet) on a normal day.

The Dubai Fountain, opened to the public in 2009, is located near 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.

Propelling water up to 147 meters (482 feet) high, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet (1970) in Canberra, Australia, comes in seventh.

And finally we have the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951) which measures 140 meters (460 feet) in height.

A Real Roman Marvel: The Santa Maria Fountain in Cosmedin

Archaeologists and restorers on the lookout for pagan and Christian antiquities in Rome have come across a wealth of them in the area of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin. The nearby basilica is largely renowned for the marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità, (Mouth of Truth) located in its entryway.

The situation of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain (1719) was not in a well-known neighborhood and was, therefore, not frequently visited. For the most part, visitors stayed away from the area because it was a drab and neglected part of the city. It was a this time that Pope Clement XI commissioned the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri to put up a fountain to refurbish the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. August 11, 1717 marked the date when work on the church’s foundation began. Medallions bearing the images of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and of St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water, were thrown in the foundation following the blessing of the first rock.


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