Explore the World’s Most Impressive Water Works

Known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985) located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is the highest continuously operating fountain in the world. The water reaches the astonishing height of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

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). p_714__61373.jpg

Located next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is third placed Gateway Geyser (1995). It propels water 192 meters (630 feet) into the air and is currently the tallest fountain in the USA.

The next on the list is Port Fountain located in Karachi, Pakistan which shoots 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 which made its debut in 2009 is located next to tallest building worldwide, the famous Burj Khalifa. The fountain shoots water up to 73 meters (240 feet) and performs once every half hour to pre-recorded music - and even has extreme shooters, not used in every show, which reach up to 150 meters (490 feet).

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

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

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

Remarkable finds of both Christian and pagan roots have been made by archaeologists and restorers in the area around Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. Found in the portico of the nearby basilica one can see the celebrated marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth). Built in 1719, the Santa Maria in Cosmedin water fountain was not well known and situated far from sight making it hard to visit. Due to the fact that the nearby area was gloomy and mostly uninhabited, people were not particularly interested in visiting it. In order to modernize the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Pope Clement XI commissioned an Italian architect by the name of Carlo Bizzaccheri to put up a water fountain for the area. August 11, 1717 marked the date when work on the church’s foundation commenced. 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.

Choosing Wind Bells and Windchimes for Your Garden

Select simple wind chimes in order to eliminate possible clashes in decor styles. The goal is to place them wherever they will fit and blend in effortlessly. When choosing wind chimes, remember that their sound is vastly more important than their look. Often times, the more creative types of wind chimes are not created to produce a pure sound quality, whereas those made of simple aluminum can provide this flawless sound. When planning your wind chime garden, consider installing them at different heights. For example, place a set of wind chimes up on a deck, one in a smaller tree line and another among your flowers.

Each and every time the breeze blows, the tones will intensely resonate across your garden. If the aesthetic aspect 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. Stone decor, flowing water (including waterfalls or a birdbaths) and evergreens go well with aluminum wind chime gardens.


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