Finding the Ideal Wind Bells and Chimes for Your Taste

a-396__76716.jpg In order to escape possible friction in design styles, select wind chimes which are simple in appearance. This way they will blend in perfectly anywhere they are placed. When choosing wind chimes, remember that their sound is vastly more important than their appearance. Consider a simpler aluminum type of wind chime over a more ornamental set because these typically make a more pure sound quality. You can place your chimes at different heights when designing your wind chime garden. One situation is to place your wind chimes on a terrace, another set in a small tree line and yet another amongst your flowers. Each and every time the wind blows, the sound will intensely resonate throughout your backyard. If you want to enjoy the aesthetic aspect of wind chimes, make sure they are in line of vision by positioning them where they will reflect the sunlight at sunrise and at sundown. Aluminum wind chime gardens fit perfectly with stone configurations, water features (such as a waterfall or a birdbath) and surrounding evergreens.

Where are the Planet's Most Grandiose Water Elements?

Known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985) located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is the highest continuously functioning fountain in the world.

The water reaches the astonishing height of 260 meters (853 feet) over 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 comes in third place. Regarded as the tallest fountain in the United States, it propels water 192 meters (630 feet) into the sky.

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 which made its debut in 2009 is located next to tallest building worldwide, the famous Burj Khalifa. It performs every 1/2 hour to previously recorded songs and propels 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.

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

The last impressive fountain to make the list is the Jet d’Eau (1951) in Geneva, Switzerland, measuring 140 meters (460 feet).

A Fabulous Example of Roman Expertise: The Santa Maria in Cosmedin Water Fountain

Both Christian and pagan relics have been found in large quantities by archaeologists and restorers scouring the area of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. The well-known marble sculpture called the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth) can be seen in the portico of the basilica nearby. Since the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain (1719) was situated off the beaten track, it remained mostly unknown. The part of town where it was located was forlorn and uninviting which generally kept visitors away. It was a this time that Pope Clement XI mandated the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri to put up a water fountain to renovate the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. The task of laying down the church’s foundation started on August 17, 1717. The consecration of the first rock to be placed in the foundation was followed by medals being tossed in showing the images of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water.


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