Visit the World’s Tallest Water Displays

Located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the King Fahd Fountain (1985) is the highest continually-functioning fountain in the world. Attaining incredible heights above the Red Sea, this fountain jets 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 shooting up 202 meters (663 feet).

The Gateway Geyser (1995) found next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri is number three on the list. brk-303-1__85451.jpg It propels water 192 meters (630 feet) into the air and is currently the tallest fountain in the United States.

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

Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona is number 4: it can jet water 171 meters (561 feet) high when the three pumps operate at full capacity, it is usually limited to 91 meters (300 feet).

The Dubai Fountain made its first appearance in 2009 close to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. 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.

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).

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

The Prevalence of Water Elements in Japanese Gardens

No Japanese garden is whole without a water element. You will often notice Japanese water fountains in the doorway of a temple or home due to the fact that they are regarded as symbolic of physical and spiritual cleansing. Since water is the most important component of any Japanese fountain, the design is normally simple.

You will also see many fountains that have spouts built of bamboo. Below the bamboo spout is typically a stone basin which receives the water as it flows down from the spout. In addition, it is important to the overall look that it appear as if it has been outside for a long time. Natural elements such as plants and rocks are often put in place around a fountain so that it seems more connected with nature. Obviously, this fountain is something more than just a simple decoration.

If you are looking for another sort of look and feel, you can also get a fountain built of stone, place it in a bed of gravel, and decorate it with natural stones and live bamboo. Eventually 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.

More substantial water features can be designed if there is enough open land. Nice add-ons include a babbling stream or tiny pool with koi in it.

There are alternative alternatives if you do not want to put water in your Japanese fountain.

Lots of people decide to represent water with sand, gravel, or rocks rather than putting in real water. In addition, flat stones can be laid out close enough together to create the illusion of a babbling brook.

Vitalize Your Yard with the Use of Feng Shui

Add feng shui design to the layout of your yard so it can bring energy into your residence.

Do not fret if your garden is considered too small for feng shui design, as size is relatively unimportant. If you have a lush, beautiful one, that is great, but even a smaller area works well with feng shui design.

Feng shui methods are identical whether you are working in your garden or your home. In order to learn the energy map, or bagua, of your garden, you will first need to understand your home’s bagua.

In order to make the most of feng shui, it is important to start by knowing 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 area connects to self-cultivation and personal growth energy. Since rocks symbolize the Earth element in feng shui, you might give some thought to putting some into a serene Zen garden in the northeast corner of your yard.

A water feature is a great add-on to the following feng shui areas: Southeast (money & abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life).


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