Tips for Your Perfect Retreat Indoors or Out

Incorporating a feng shui fountain in your living area will most surely add to creating a sense of harmony and serenity. This can be achieved rather simply with a garden or home waterfall. It will undoubtedly contribute a lot to the interior and exterior of your home. Set up your outdoor fountain where you can see it from indoors as well.

Make sure to include some beautiful flowers and plants, as they enrich any water fountain. twfs013__89973.jpg Plants and flowers that bloom in different seasons make the perfect accompaniment. Your fountain can be made even more personal by adding items like statues or other artwork, picturesque shells, etc.

The Tallest Water Wonders Around the World

Located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the King Fahd Fountain (1985) is the tallest continually-functioning fountain worldwide. It spouts out water reaching 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

Reaching water levels 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.

The Gateway Geyser (1995) found next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri is #3 on the list. Considered the highest 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 is Water at Fountain Park (1970) situated in Fountain Hills, Arizona - it can attain up to 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are working, even though it normally only hits up to 91 meters (300 feet).

The Dubai Fountain, opened to the public in 2009, is located near the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Once every half hour, this fountain begins dancing to pre-recorded musical themes while shooting water 73 meters (240 feet) high. It also has extreme shooters, rarely used, which go as high as 150 meters (490 feet).

Propelling water up to 147 meters (482 feet) high, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet (1970) in Canberra, Australia, comes in 7th.

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

The First Outdoor Fountains recorded in Human History.

The water from creeks and other sources was initially delivered to the citizens of nearby towns and municipalities through water fountains, whose design was primarily practical, not artistic. To produce water flow through a fountain until the later part of the 1800’s, and create a jet of water, required gravity and a water source such as a creek or reservoir, located higher than the fountain. Typically used as monuments and commemorative structures, water fountains have influenced travelers from all over the planet all through the centuries. Crude in style, the 1st water fountains didn't appear much like modern fountains. The very first recognized water fountain was a rock basin carved that served as a container for drinking water and ceremonial functions. The initial stone basins are thought to be from about 2000 B.C.. The very first civilizations that utilized fountains relied on gravity to push water through spigots. Drinking water was provided by public fountains, long before fountains became elaborate public statues, as attractive as they are practical. Wildlife, Gods, and Spiritual figures dominated the early ornate Roman fountains, starting to show up in about 6 B.C.. The extraordinary aqueducts of Rome furnished water to the incredible public fountains, most of which you can travel to today.


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