Big Water Features Across the World

Located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the King Fahd Fountain (1985) is the tallest continually-functioning fountain in the world. It propels water reaching 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).

Located near the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is 3rd placed Gateway Geyser (1995). It rockets water 192 meters (630 feet) into the air and is currently the tallest fountain in the USA. 94-924-13901__37732.jpg

Next is Port Fountain (2006) in Karachi, Pakistan, where the water jets 190 meters (620 feet) high.

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 made its first appearance in 2009 close to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. It performs every 1/2 hour to previously recorded music and propels 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.

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

Add the Vitality of Feng Shui into Your Yard

Introducing feng shui design into your yard will help circulate its energy into your home and your life.

Size is not the main consideration when adding feng shui design to your garden. Of course, a big area is great if you have it, but rest assured that feng shui works just as well in smaller areas as well.

The principal feng shui tools can be utilized for your home decor as well as your garden design. In order to understand the energy map, or bagua, of your garden, you will first have to understand your home’s bagua.

Before getting going, make sure you grasp the five elements of feng shui so that you can make the most of their energy.

The Earth element, for example, should be positioned in the northeast part of your garden which is linked to the personal growth and self-cultivation energy in feng shui design. This could be the perfect spot to put a meditative Zen garden with some attractive 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 feature.

Decorative Garden Fountains And Their Use In Ancient Minoa

Fountains and Water and the Minoan Civilization In combination with providing water, they distributed water which gathered from storms or waste. They were for the most part built from clay or stone. When terracotta was made use of, it was normally for waterways as well as conduits which came in rectangular or spherical forms. Amidst these were clay pipes which were U shaped or a shortened, cone-like shape which have only appeared in Minoan culture. Terracotta piping were put down beneath the floors at Knossos Palace and used to move water. The terracotta pipes were furthermore made use of for amassing and storing water. These terracotta pipelines were needed to perform: Below ground Water Transportation: Initially this particular system seems to have been fashioned not quite for convenience but to give water to specific people or rites without it being observed. Quality Water Transportation: Bearing in mind the proof, several historians propose that these pipelines were not connected to the popular water distribution process, supplying the palace with water from a different source.


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