The Biggest Fountains Around the World

twf028-ld__25647.jpg The King Fahd Fountain (built in 1985) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has the tallest continually -running fountain on the planet. The water reaches the astonishing height of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

Reaching water heights of 202 meters (663 feet), the World Cup Fountain in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), is recognized as the 2nd highest worldwide.

Occupying third place is the Gateway Geyser (1995), located close to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri. With water reaching 192 meters (630 feet) in the air, this water fountain is the tallest in the United States.

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

Number 4: Fountain Park (1970), Fountain Hills, Arizona - although it can reach heights of 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are operating, it only reaches 91 meters (300 feet) on a normal day.

The Dubai Fountain which made its debut in 2009 is located next to highest building worldwide, the famous 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.

Propelling water up to 147 meters (482 feet) high, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet (1970) in Canberra, Australia, comes in seventh.

The last impressive fountain to make the list is the Jet d’Eau (1951) in Geneva, Switzerland, measuring 140 meters (460 feet).

Choosing the Ideal Wind Bells and Chimes for You

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The Popularity of Water Elements in Japanese Backyards

You will seldom see a Japanese garden that does not feature 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 supposed to be the focal point of a fountain, you will notice that the designs are kept very simple.

Bamboo is a widely accepted material to use for spouts and therefore often integrated into water fountains. The water passes through the bamboo spout and accumulates in the stone basin below. It must have a worn-down, weathered feel as well. So that the fountain looks at one with nature, people customarily enhance it with natural stones, pretty flowers, and plants. To the owner of the fountain, it clearly is more than just nice decor.

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 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.

Larger water features can be designed if there is enough open land. Popular water feature additions are a koi pond or any sort of little pool, or even a meandering brook.

Water, though, does not have to be used in a Japanese fountain. It is appropriate to use representations of water in lieu of real water, such as sand, rocks, or natural stones. The illusion of a creek with trickling water can also be achieved by placing flat stones very closely together.


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