Creating the Ideal Retreat Indoors or Outside

Incorporating a feng shui fountain in your living space is certain to add to creating an atmosphere of harmony and serenity. or-29__06978.jpg The best plan is to put in a garden or home waterfall. The ideal addition to your decor is this type of feature. The perfect location for your outdoor fountain is a spot where you can see it from inside too.

The most beautiful water fountains include flowers and plants. Choose plants that keep their loveliness year-round. Pretty stones, statues, or a fireplace are also nice additions.

Garden Fountains: Celebrate the Life of a Person you Cherished

Install a garden fountain in memory of someone who is deceased. Practices that used to be prevalent are often eschewed these days. However, people still typically have some kind of memorial for loved ones who have died. Memorials often include personal artifacts and are often used to pay homage to the deceased. They come in many shapes and sizes, and backyard garden fountains are quite common. You can individualize it in many ways such as including a nameplate, holding yearly memorial services around the fountain, planting flowers nearby, or including a framed photo.

You can pay homage to the deceased in novel and personal ways with garden fountains. Prosperity, achievement, and good fortune all are represented by the running water which celebrates the memory of the defunct. In order to last a long time, your garden fountain should be well made, solid, and resistant to changing weather.

You want to make sure your garden fountain is going to last once you get it installed.

Where did Landscape Fountains Originate from?

A fountain, an amazing piece of engineering, not only supplies drinking water as it pours into a basin, it can also propel water high into the air for a noteworthy effect.

From the beginning, outdoor fountains were simply there to serve as functional elements. Residents of cities, townships and small towns used them as a source of drinking water and a place to wash up, which meant that fountains had to be linked to nearby aqueduct or spring. Used until the 19th century, in order for fountains to flow or shoot up into the air, their origin of water such as reservoirs or aqueducts, had to be higher than the water fountain in order to benefit from gravity. Acting as an element of decoration and celebration, fountains also supplied clean, fresh drinking water. The main materials used by the Romans to create their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly depicting animals or heroes. Throughout the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners incorporated fountains to create smaller variations of the gardens of paradise. Fountains played a significant role in the Gardens of Versailles, all part of French King Louis XIV’s desire to exert his power over nature. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries created baroque decorative fountains to exalt the Popes who commissioned them as well as to mark the location where the restored Roman aqueducts entered the city.

The end of the 19th century saw the increase in usage of indoor plumbing to provide drinking water, so urban fountains were relegated to purely decorative elements. The creation of unique water effects and the recycling of water were 2 things made possible by swapping gravity with mechanical pumps.

Modern-day fountains function mostly as decoration for public spaces, to honor individuals or events, and compliment entertainment and recreational gatherings.

The Biggest Water Wonders Around the World

Located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the King Fahd Fountain (1985) is the highest continually-functioning fountain in the world. The water here shoots up to a height of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

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

Next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is the Gateway Geyser (1995) which reaches third place.

It rockets water 192 meters (630 feet) into the air and is currently the tallest fountain 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.

Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona is number 4: it can jet water 171 meters (561 feet) high when the three pumps function 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 performs every 1/2 hour to previously recorded songs and propels water up to 73 meters (240 feet) in height -it also has built in extreme shooters, though only used during special events, which reach 150 meters (490 feet) in height.

Number 7 is the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, completed in 1970, launching water 147 meters (482 feet) high.

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

The Last Inclusion to the Gardens of Chatsworth: Revelation Fountain

“Revelation,” the newest inclusion to the decorative garden fountains of Chatsworth, was developed by recognized British sculptor Angela Conner. In commemoration of the Queen’s 80th birthday, she was mandated by the late 11th Duke of Devonshire to make a limited edition bust of Queen Elizabeth made of brass and steel in 2004. Jack Pond, one of Chatsworth’s most venerable ponds, had “Revelation” installed in 1999. Taking the form of four large flower petals which open and close with the flow of water, the steel fountain alternately conceals and displays a gold colored globe at the heart of the sculpture. A metal globe finished with gold dust was incorporated into the sculpture, which stands five meters high and five meters in width. This latest fountain is an intriguing and interesting addition to the Gardens of Chatsworth, unique in that the movement of the petals is completely driven by water.


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