How Feng Shui Turn Your Backyard into Place to Relax

s-430__75166.jpg Introduce feng shui design to the layout of your yard so it can bring energy into your residence.

As far as the size of your yard goes, it is not particularly important when introducing feng shui design to it. If you have a lush, charming one, that is great, but even a smaller area works well with feng shui design.

Feng shui methods are identical whether you are working in your garden or your house. In order to understand the energy map, or bagua, of your garden, you will first have to understand your home’s bagua.

There are five elements in feng shui theory, and you should understand how to utilize each of them to maximize the energy.

An example of this is that Earth is the feng shui element you should have in the northeast part of your garden because that part of your garden connects to the energy of personal growth and self-cultivation. A Zen garden with some nice natural rocks is perfect for that spot, as the rocks represent the Earth element.

Consider incorporating a water feature into these feng shui areas: East (health & family), North (career & path in life), or Southeast (money and abundance).

Where are the Planet's Tallest Water Fountains?

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the highest continuously- running fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). The water here shoots up to a 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).

The Gateway Geyser (1995) found next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri is #3 on the list. This fountain is considered the tallest in the United States with water reaching up to 192 meters (630 feet).

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

Number 4: Fountain Park (1970), Fountain Hills, Arizona - although it can reach heights of 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are in use, it only reaches 91 meters (300 feet) on a normal day.

The Dubai Fountain, opened to the public in 2009, is located next to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. 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).

Constructed in 1970, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, Australia, comes in at #7 shooting water up to 147 meters (482 feet).

The last impressive fountain to make the list is the Jet d’Eau (1951) in Geneva, Switzerland, measuring 140 meters (460 feet).

A Fabulous Example of Roman Know-How: The Santa Maria in Cosmedin Water Fountain

Archaeologists and restorers alike have stumbled upon a wealth of heathen and Christian relics on the site of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. Located in the portico of the nearby basilica one can find the celebrated marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth). The situation of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain (1719) was not in a well-known neighborhood and was, therefore, not often visited. The part of town where it was located was depressing and uninviting which generally kept visitors away. It was then that the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri was mandated by Pope Clement XI to erect a fountain in the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in an attempt to make the area more popular. August 11, 1717 marked the date when construction on the church’s foundation commenced. The first stone to be placed in the foundation was blessed and medallions bearing the illustrations of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water, were also tossed in.


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