The Globe's Most Splendid Water Fountains

The King Fahd Fountain ( crafted in 1985) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has the tallest continually -running fountain on the planet. The water here jets up to a elevation of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

Coming in 2nd is the World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002) with water shooting 202 meters (663 feet). brk-303-2__92712.jpg

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.

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

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 was opened in 2009 near to Burj Khalifa - the world's highest building. It dances to pre-recorded music every half hour and rockets 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.

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

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

The Importance of Water Fountains in Japanese Gardens

No Japanese garden is finished without a water feature. They tend to be placed right at the entrance of Japanese temples and homes because they are considered representative of spiritual and physical cleansing. Since water is the most important element of any Japanese fountain, the design is usually simple.

Many people also choose a water fountain that includes a bamboo spout. The bamboo spout is positioned over the basin, typically crafted of natural rocks, and water trickles out. People usually make them appear weathered and worn, even when they are new. People want their fountain to seem as natural as possible, so they place plants, flowers, and stones around the fountain. Needless to say, this fountain is something more than just a regular decoration.

If you are searching for another sort of look and feel, you can also get a fountain made of stone, place it in a bed of gravel, and decorate it with natural stones and live bamboo. Before long moss begins to grow over the stones and cover them, and as that happens the area starts to look more and more like a natural part of the landscape.

Larger water features can be designed if there is enough open land. Think about adding a beautiful final touch like a pond filled with koi or a tiny stream.

Japanese fountains, though, do not really need to have water in them.

It is acceptable to use representations of water in lieu of real water, such as sand, rocks, or natural stones. You can also assemble flat stones and position them close enough together that they look like water in motion.

Wind Bells and Chimes: Perfect for the Garden

In order to avoid possible friction in design styles, pick wind chimes which are simple in appearance. This way they will blend in perfectly wherever they are placed. When choosing wind chimes, remember that their sound is vastly more important than their appearance. In fact, many of the more decorative types of wind chimes are not made in such a way that allows for the same pristine sound quality as those of a simple aluminum design. You can display your chimes at varying heights when creating your wind chime garden. For example, place a set of wind chimes up on a deck, one in a smaller tree line and another among your flowers. The sound will dance with depth across your garden each time the wind blows through. 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. Aluminum wind chime gardens fit perfectly with rock settings, water features (such as a waterfall or a birdbath) and surrounding evergreens.


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