Recommendations for Designing a Relaxing Interior or Outdoor Sanctuary

One simple way to create a tranquil and relaxing area is to install a feng shui fountain. This can be achieved rather quickly with a garden or home waterfall. It will really add a lot to the interior and exterior of your residence. The best location for your outdoor fountain is a spot where you can see it from indoors too. twf028-ld__25647.jpg

The most attractive water fountains incorporate flowers and plants. Opt for plants that keep their loveliness year-round. Your fountain can be made even more individualized by adding items like statues or other artwork, picturesque shells, etc.

Choosing Chimes for Your Backyard

In order to dodge possible clashes in design styles, select wind chimes which are basic in appearance. This way they will blend in perfectly wherever they are placed. And remember, the significance of sound is greater than the visual when it comes to wind chimes. As a matter of fact, the more ornamental kinds of wind chimes are not created so as to generate the same pristine sound quality as those crafted of aluminum. When planning your wind chime garden, consider installing them at various heights. One example is to spot your wind chimes on a terrace, an additional set in a small tree line and yet another around your flowers. Each and every occasion the breeze blows, the sound will intensely resonate across your yard. If you want to enjoy the visual facet of wind chimes, make sure they are in line of vision by positioning them where they will reflect the sun at dawn and at sunset. Aluminum wind chime gardens fit well with stone configurations, water features (such as a waterfall or a birdbath) and surrounding evergreens.

The World’s Biggest Water Features

The King Fahd Fountain ( crafted in 1985) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has the tallest consistently-running fountain on the planet. 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 jetting 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.

Next is the fountain located in Karachi, Pakistan (Port Fountain) which jets water up to 190 meters (620 feet) in height.

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 functioning.

The Dubai Fountain made its first appearance in 2009 next to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. It dances to pre-recorded music every half hour and propels water to the height of 73 meters (240 feet) - it also has extreme shooters which reach 150 meters (490 feet), though these are only used on special occasions.

Making it in the top 8 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra (1970) which measures 147 meters (482 feet).

And finally we have the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951) which measures 140 meters (460 feet) in height.


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