The World’s Tallest Water Elements

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the highest continuously- running water fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). It propels water reaching 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

The Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), comes in second with water levels of 202 meters (663 feet). 94-160-13904__78675.jpg

Located next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is 3rd placed Gateway Geyser (1995). Regarded as the tallest fountain in the United States, it jets water 192 meters (630 feet) into the sky.

With water ejected 190 meters (620 feet) in the air, the Port Fountain in Karachi, Pakistan makes it on the list.

Number 4 is Water at Fountain Park (1970) situated in Fountain Hills, Arizona - it can attain up to 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are working, even though it normally only hits up 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. Once every 1/2 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).

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

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

Can Garden Wall Fountains Help Detoxify The Air?

You can liven up your surroundings by installing an indoor wall fountain. Your senses and your wellness can benefit from the putting in of one of these indoor features.

If you doubt the benefits of water fountains, just look at the research supporting this idea. Modern-day appliances produce positive ions which are balanced out by the negative ions discharged by water features. When positive ions overtake negative ones, this results in bettered mental and physical health. A rise in serotonin levels is experienced by those who have one of these water features making them more alert, serene and lively. The negative ions produced by indoor wall fountains foster a better mood as well as get rid of air impurities from your home. Allergies, air-borne pollutants among other annoyances can be done away with by these water features. And finally, water fountains are excellent at absorbing dust and microbes floating in the air and as a result in improving your overall health.

Early Crete & The Minoans: Garden Fountains

On the Greek island of Crete, digs have unearthed conduits of numerous kinds. These provided water and removed it, including water from waste and deluges. The chief ingredients utilized were rock or terracotta. Whenever made from clay, they were commonly in the format of canals and round or rectangular pipes. There are two illustrations of Minoan terracotta pipes, those with a shortened cone shape and a U-shape which haven’t been observed in any culture since. Knossos Palace had a state-of-the-art plumbing network made of clay pipes which ran up to three meters under ground. These Minoan conduits were additionally used for amassing and stocking water, not just distribution. These clay pipes were essential to perform: Underground Water Transportation: This concealed process for water movement may have been made use of to provide water to specific men and women or activities. Quality Water Transportation: Considering the indicators, several historians propose that these pipelines were not hooked up to the prevalent water allocation system, offering the residence with water from a different source.

The Genesis Of Wall Fountains

The incredible construction of a fountain allows it to provide clean water or shoot water high into air for dramatic effect and it can also serve as an excellent design feature to complete your home.

Pure functionality was the original purpose of fountains. Residents of urban areas, townships and small towns used them as a source of drinking water and a place to wash, which meant that fountains had to be connected to nearby aqueduct or spring. Up to the late 19th century, water fountains had to be near an aqueduct or reservoir and more elevated than the fountain so that gravity could make the water flow downwards or shoot high into the air. Designers thought of fountains as amazing additions to a living space, however, the fountains also served to provide clean water and celebrate the designer responsible for creating it. Bronze or stone masks of animals and heroes were frequently seen on Roman fountains. Muslims and Moorish garden designers of the Middle Ages included fountains to re-create smaller models of the gardens of paradise. To show his dominance over nature, French King Louis XIV included fountains in the Garden of Versailles. Seventeen and 18 century Popes sought to extol their positions by adding beautiful baroque-style fountains at the point where restored Roman aqueducts arrived into the city.

Since indoor plumbing became the standard of the day for clean, drinking water, by the end of the 19th century urban fountains were no longer needed for this purpose and they became purely ornamental. Gravity was replaced by mechanical pumps in order to enable fountains to bring in clean water and allow for beautiful water displays.

Nowadays, fountains decorate public spaces and are used to honor individuals or events and fill recreational and entertainment needs.

The Wonderful Santa Maria in Cosmedin Fountain in Rome

Both Christian and pagan articles have been found in by the load by archaeologists and restorers scouring the area of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. The famed marble sculpture called the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth) is located in the portico of the basilica nearby. Built in 1719, the Santa Maria in Cosmedin water fountain was not well known and situated far from sight making it hard to visit. The part of town where it was located was depressing and bleak which was enough to keep people away. In order to modernize the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Pope Clement XI commissioned an Italian architect by the name of Carlo Bizzaccheri to put up a fountain for the area. August 11, 1717 marked the date when work on the church’s infrastructure began. The first stone to be placed in the foundation was consecrated and medals bearing the images of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water, were also thrown in.


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