Impressive Water Wonders Around the World

Located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the King Fahd Fountain (1985) is the tallest continually-functioning fountain in the world. Reaching incredible heights above the Red Sea, this fountain propels water 260 meters (853 feet) in the sky.

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).

Next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is the Gateway Geyser (1995) which reaches third place. With water reaching 192 meters (630 feet) in the air, this water fountain is the tallest in the United States. p-681__31691.jpg

Next is Port Fountain (2006) in Karachi, Pakistan, where the water shoots 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 opened in 2009 near to Burj Khalifa - the world's highest building. Once every half hour, this fountain begins dancing to pre-recorded songs while shooting water 73 meters (240 feet) high. It also has extreme shooters, rarely used, which go as high as 150 meters (490 feet).

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

Last of all is the Jet d’Eau (1951) in Geneva, Switzerland, which measures 140 meters (460 feet).

Commonplace Fountains Seen in Japanese Gardens

No Japanese garden is whole without a water element. Since Japanese water fountains are considered emblematic of physical and spiritual cleansing, they are often positioned in the doorway of buildings or shrines. Since water is the most important component of any Japanese fountain, the design is usually simple.

Many people also get a water fountain that includes a bamboo spout. The bamboo spout is placed over the basin, typically made of natural stones, and water trickles out. In addition, it is important to the overall look that it appear as if it has been outdoors for a long time. So that the fountain looks at one with nature, people customarily enhance it with natural stones, pretty flowers, and plants. Clearly, this fountain is something more than just a basic decoration.

An alternative is to buy a stone fountain, set it on a bed of rock, and place live bamboo and pretty stones around it.

Before long moss begins to creep over the stones and cover them, and as that happens the area begins to look more and more like a natural part of the landscape.

Wherever there is plenty of open space, you have the option to build a more extensive water feature. Lots of people include a koi pond or a small stream as a final touch.

Japanese fountains, though, do not really need to have water in them. Beautiful rocks, sand, or gravel are good alternatives to actual water, as they can be used to symbolize the water. In addition, flat rocks can be laid out close enough together to create the impression of a babbling brook.

Incorporate the Vitality of Feng Shui into Your Backyard

When applied to your yard, feng shui design will introduce its healthful energy into your home as well.

Do not be concerned if your garden is considered too little for feng shui design, as size is is not especially relevant. It is great to have a huge space to work with, but do not worry if the area is small since you can still introduce feng shui design.

The same tools you employ to include feng shui design into your home can be used in the garden. In order to understand the energy map, or bagua, of your garden, you will first need to know your home’s bagua.

In order to make the most of feng shui, it is important to start by comprehending how to bolster each of its five elements.

Feng shui design calls for the Earth element, for example, to be incorporated into the northeastern corner of your garden, as that section connects to self-cultivation and personal development energy. The ideal addition to the northeast corner of your yard might be a peaceful Zen garden decorated with natural stone, as they represent the Earth element in feng shui.

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


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