Explore the World’s Biggest Fountains

c_109__08491.jpg Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the highest continuously- running water fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). It propels water reaching 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).

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

The next on the list is Port Fountain located in Karachi, Pakistan which rockets water 190 meters (620 feet) into the heavens.

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 propelling water up to 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are operating.

The Dubai Fountain opened in 2009 next to 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.

Lastly is the Jet d’Eau (1951) in Geneva, Switzerland, which measures 140 meters (460 feet).

Finding the Perfect Chimes for Your Taste

Basic wind chimes work better than more complex ones so as to not create imbalance in decor styles. The objective is to place them wherever they will fit and blend in effortlessly. And remember, the importance of sound is greater than the visual when it comes to wind chimes. Simple aluminum types of wind chimes typically produce a much better sound quality than those which are more beautiful. You can display your chimes at varying heights when creating your wind chime garden. For example, put your wind chimes on a deck, in a smaller tree line and amongst flowers. The sound produced each time the wind blows will ring throughout your yard.

If the aesthetic aspect to your wind chimes is important to you, be sure to hang them in your line of vision. so you can appreciate the reflection of the rising and setting of the sun. Aluminum wind chime gardens fit well with stone settings, water features (such as a waterfall or a birdbath) and surrounding evergreens.

Enrich Your Garden with the Use of Feng Shui

Enjoy the health benefits of feng shui by incorporating its design elements into your yard.

When adding feng shui design into your yard, even a very small space is adequate. If you have a lush, eye-catching one, that is great, but even a small area works well with feng shui design.

Feng shui methods are identical whether you are working in your garden or your residence. Since the energy map, or bagua, of your garden is an extension of your home's bagua, you will need to start by knowing the bagua of the house.

Before getting started, make sure you understand the five elements of feng shui so that you can maximize their energy.

The northeast corner of your garden, for instance, connects to personal growth and self-cultivation energy, and Earth is the feng shui element that is essential to use it. This could be the perfect place to put a meditative Zen garden with some alluring stones because these represent the Earth element in feng shui.

Southeast (money and abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life) are feng shui areas perfect for a water element.


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