Visit the World’s Most Impressive Fountains

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the highest continuously- running water fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). ft_36__87590.jpg Attaining incredible heights above the Red Sea, this fountain jets water 260 meters (853 feet) in the sky.

The Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), comes in second with water levels of 202 meters (663 feet).

Next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is the Gateway Geyser (1995) which comes in third place. This fountain is considered the tallest in the U.S. with water reaching up to 192 meters (630 feet).

The next on the list is Port Fountain located in Karachi, Pakistan which shoots water 190 meters (620 feet) into the heavens.

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 was opened in 2009 next 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).

Built in 1970, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, Australia, comes in at number 7 shooting water up to 147 meters (482 feet).

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

Finding the Ideal Windchimes for You

Pick wind chimes which are uncomplicated in design in order to avoid any incongruity in decor styles. It is important to position them anywhere they blend in effortlessly. Choose wind chimes that make a beautiful sound and do not get stuck solely on their visual appeal. 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.

Hanging your chimes at various heights is important when creating your very own 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 a breeze blows through. Installing wind chimes in your eyeline so you can enjoy the dawn and sundown will allow you to enjoy their visual aspects. Aluminum wind chime gardens fit perfectly with stone configurations, water features (such as a waterfall or a birdbath) and surrounding evergreens.

The First Water Garden Fountains

The water from springs and other sources was initially supplied to the occupants of nearby communities and municipalities via water fountains, whose design was largely practical, not aesthetic. A supply of water higher in elevation than the fountain was necessary to pressurize the movement and send water spraying from the fountain's spout, a technology without equal until the later half of the 19th century. The elegance and wonder of fountains make them ideal for historical memorials. Rough in design, the 1st water fountains did not appear much like contemporary fountains. A stone basin, carved from rock, was the 1st fountain, used for holding water for drinking and ceremonial functions. Rock basins as fountains have been uncovered from 2,000 B.C.. The spraying of water appearing from small jets was pressured by gravity, the only power source builders had in those days. Positioned near aqueducts or creeks, the practical public water fountains furnished the local population with fresh drinking water. Wildlife, Gods, and religious figures dominated the early ornate Roman fountains, starting to appear in about 6 B.C.. A well-designed collection of reservoirs and aqueducts kept Rome's public fountains supplied with fresh water.


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