Designing the Ideal Sanctuary Indoors or Outdoors

To attain the greatest sense of peace and harmony, be sure to add a feng shui fountain. This can be achieved rather quickly with a garden or home waterfall. The ideal addition to your decor is this type of element. p-367__79604.jpg The best place for your outdoor fountain is a spot where you can see it from inside too.

The most attractive water fountains incorporate flowers and plants. The best idea is to add some plants which stay pretty no matter what the weather is outside. In addition, consider adding other elements such as an outdoor fireplace, art, or pretty stones.

The World’s Most Amazing Water Elements

Known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985) found in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is the highest continuously operating 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 2nd highest worldwide.

Located next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is 3rd placed Gateway Geyser (1995). With water reaching 192 meters (630 feet) in the air, this water fountain is the tallest in the United States.

Next is the fountain located in Karachi, Pakistan (Port Fountain) which shoots 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 made its first appearance in 2009 close to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. It performs every 1/2 hour to previously recorded music 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.

Number 7 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, finished in 1970, launching water 147 meters (482 feet) high.

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

The Truth About Water Elements in Japanese Landscapes

A water feature is an absolutely vital part of any Japanese garden. Since Japanese water fountains are considered symbolic of physical and spiritual cleansing, they are often positioned at the entrance of buildings or shrines. Since water is supposed to be the central point of a fountain, you will notice that the designs are kept very simple.

You will also notice many fountains that have spouts crafted of bamboo.

The water flows through the bamboo spout and collects in the stone basin below. Even when new, it should be made to look as if it has been out in the open for a long time. People want their fountain to look as natural as possible, so they place plants, flowers, and stones around the fountain. Clearly, this fountain is something more than just a simple decoration.

If you are hoping for another sort of look and feel, you can also get a fountain made of stone, place it in a bed of gravel, and decorate it with natural stones and live bamboo. In time, as moss progressively covers the rocks, it starts to look even more natural-looking.

More substantial water features can be designed if there is enough open land. Lots of people put in a koi pond or a little stream as a final touch.

Water, though, does not have to be used in a Japanese fountain. Good alternatives include stones, gravel, or sand to symbolize water. The illusion of a creek with moving water can also be achieved by putting flat stones very closely together.


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