Wind Bells and Chimes: Perfect for the Patio

p-676-art__95614.jpg Simple wind chimes work better than more complex ones so as to not create imbalance in decor styles. The main goal is for them to fit in easily wherever they are placed. When choosing wind chimes, remember that their sound is vastly more important than their appearance. Often times, the more complex styles of wind chimes are not created to create a pure sound quality, while those made of simple aluminum can provide this flawless sound. Hanging your chimes at various heights is important when making your very own wind chime garden. One instance is to place your wind chimes on a terrace, an additional set in a small tree line and yet another amid your flowers. The blowing breeze will produce a sound that will emanate across your entire backyard. If the look of the wind chimes is important to you, think about installing them in your eyeline where they will reflect the sun at dawn and sunset. Wind chime gardens made of aluminum match well with stone decor, cascading water (including a waterfall or a birdbath) and evergreens.

Recommendations for Creating a Relaxing Interior or Outdoor Sanctuary

One easy way to create a peaceful and serene area is to install a feng shui fountain. This can be achieved rather easily with a garden or home waterfall. The ideal complement to your decor is this type of feature. The best place for your outdoor fountain is a spot where you can see it from indoors too.

The most attractive water fountains incorporate flowers and plants. Plants and flowers that bloom in various seasons make the perfect accompaniment. In addition, think about adding other elements such as an outdoor fireplace, art, or interesting stones.

Where are the World’s Tallest Water Elements?

Referred to as the King Fahd Fountain (1985) found in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is the highest continuously operating fountain in the world.

Reaching incredible heights above the Red Sea, this fountain propels water 260 meters (853 feet) in the air.

Coming in second is the World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002) with water shooting 202 meters (663 feet).

Located next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is 3rd placed Gateway Geyser (1995). It propels water 192 meters (630 feet) into the air and is currently the tallest fountain in the United States.

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

Number 4 is Water at Fountain Park (1970) situated in Fountain Hills, Arizona - it can reach 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. 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 number 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).


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