Wind Bells and Wind Chimes: Ideal for the Backyard

Simple wind chimes function better than more complex ones so as to not create imbalance in decor styles. p_652__02572.jpg It is important to position them anywhere they blend in effortlessly. Choose wind chimes that produce a lovely sound and do not get stuck solely on their appearance. Consider a simpler aluminum sort of wind chime over a more ornamental set since these generally generate a more beautiful sound quality. When creating your wind chime garden, chimes can be hung at various heights. For instance, setting up your wind chimes on a sundeck, in a small line of trees, or amidst flowers can create a beautiful outdoor environment. The sound created each time the wind blows will ring across your backyard. If the aesthetic side to your wind chimes is important to you, be sure to display them in your line of vision. so you can delight in the reflection of the rising and setting of the sun. Aluminum wind chime gardens fit in well with flowing water (such as waterfalls or birdbaths), stone decors and evergreens.

A Brief History of Water Features

Water fountains were at first practical in purpose, used to convey water from rivers or creeks to towns and hamlets, providing the inhabitants with fresh water to drink, wash, and cook with. In the days before electrical power, the spray of fountains was driven by gravity alone, often using an aqueduct or water source located far away in the nearby mountains. The appeal and wonder of fountains make them perfect for historical monuments. When you see a fountain at present, that is not what the 1st water fountains looked like. The first accepted water fountain was a stone basin carved that served as a container for drinking water and ceremonial functions. Natural stone basins as fountains have been recovered from 2000 B.C.. The jet of water appearing from small spouts was pushed by gravity, the lone power source creators had in those days. These original fountains were designed to be functional, frequently situated along reservoirs, creeks and waterways to furnish drinking water. Fountains with flowery decoration started to show up in Rome in about 6 B.C., commonly gods and creatures, made with stone or bronze. The remarkable aqueducts of Rome provided water to the spectacular public fountains, most of which you can go see today.

Big Fountains Across the World

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the leading continuously- running fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). The water reaches the amazing height of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

Coming in 2nd 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. Considered the tallest fountain in the United States, it jets water 192 meters (630 feet) into the sky.

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

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, opened to the public in 2009, is located near the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Once every 1/2 hour, this fountain begins dancing to pre-recorded songs while shooting water 73 meters (240 feet) high. It also has extreme shooters, rarely used, which go as high as 150 meters (490 feet).

Making it in the top 8 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra (1970) which measures 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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