Where are the World’s Tallest Water Features?

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the leading continuously- running fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). s-023__53799.jpg Attaining incredible heights above the Red Sea, this fountain jets water 260 meters (853 feet) in the sky.

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).

Occupying third place is the Gateway Geyser (1995), located near the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri. Considered the highest fountain in the United States, it propels water 192 meters (630 feet) into the sky.

With water ejected 190 meters (620 feet) in the air, the Port Fountain in Karachi, Pakistan makes the list.

Number 4: On a typical day the water is limited to 91 meters (300 feet) at the Fountain Park feature in Fountain Hills, Arizona, but it is capable of pushing water up to 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are operating.

The Dubai Fountain which made its debut in 2009 is situated next to tallest building worldwide, the famous Burj Khalifa. 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 7th.

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

A Magnificent Example of Roman Talent: The Santa Maria in Cosmedin Water Fountain

Archaeologists and restorers alike have stumbled upon a treasure trove of heathen and Christian relics on the site of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome.

The nearby basilica is largely renowned for the marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità, (Mouth of Truth) located in its entryway. Built in 1719, the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain was not well known and located far from sight making it difficult to visit. It was said that there was very little to see in this area, as it was abject and abandoned making it an unfriendly place to visit. As part of an effort to refurbish the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri was instructed by Pope Clement XI to design a fountain. The task of laying down the church’s foundation began on August 17, 1717. The first stone to be placed in the foundation was consecrated and medals bearing the images of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water, were also thrown in.

Recommendations for Creating a Comforting Indoor or Exterior Retreat

Incorporating a feng shui fountain in your living space is certain to add to creating an atmosphere of harmony and serenity. The best idea is to put in a garden or home waterfall. It will certainly contribute a lot to the interior and exterior of your home. Be sure to position your outdoor fountain so that it is able to be seen from inside in order to get the most out of it.

Make sure to include some pretty flowers and plants, as they enrich any water fountain. Plants and flowers that bloom in various seasons make the ideal accompaniment. In addition, think about incorporating other elements such as an outdoor fireplace, art, or interesting stones.


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