The Wide Array of Designs of Wall Water Fountains

Wall fountains are well suited to small verandas or yards because they do not take up too much space while also adding a touch of flair and providing a great place to find peace and quiet. Conventional, antique, modern, or Asian are just some of the styles you can choose from when looking for an outdoor wall fountain to your liking. Your preferences determine the type you buy so while there may not be a prefabricated fountain to suit you, you do have the option of having a custom made one.

Depending on your wishes, you can choose from mounted or freestanding types. 50287sl__20905.jpg Small, self-contained mounted wall fountains can be hung on any surface. Fountains of this type need to be lightweight, therefore, they are usually made of resin (resembling stone) or fiberglass. Free-standing fountains, often referred to as floor fountains, are of considerable size, have a basin located on the ground and a smooth side which leans against a wall. There are no weight limits on these types of cast stone water features.

It is a good idea to integrate a customized fountain into a new or existing wall, something often recommended by landscape experts. The basin and all the necessary plumbing are best installed by a trained mason. It is also vital to add a spout or fountain mask to build it into the wall. Custom-built wall fountains lend to a unified look because they become part of the landscape rather than look like a later addition.

How Beneficial is a Wall Water Feature in your Reception Room?

Patients recognize the difference on their well being as well as on the environment of the room when there is a water element on display at the doctor’s or dentist’s office. The notion of installing this type of element in the waiting room of your office may have also crossed your mind.

Many kinds of businesses such as a newly established or remodeled showroom, medical office, tax office, or spa might benefit from having one in the waiting room.

people waiting for an appointment or meeting for an extended period of time typically become more restless. They start nervously checking the time on their watches replaying all of the errands waiting to be done. A wall water fountain in your waiting area, however, might distract the person just enough for them to ignore the amount of time they have been waiting. The sounds and appearance of gently flowing water produce a state of peace and help calm the mind.

Depending on the weather conditions, most companies turn on the air conditioning or heat in their waiting rooms. For this reason, the air in these settings is often dried out. Your wall fountain will release a comfortable quantity of moisture into the air while not making it too moist. This type of ambiance will be of benefit to both you and the personnel who are in the office all day. You can become more prone to sickness because the dry air impacts the mucous membranes in your body. Undesirable effects such as dried out lips and skin along with lifeless hair, itchy eyes, and fragile nails are just some of the consequences of this environment. The natural moisture generated by water fountains is good for your health.

Unpleasent noise is also reduced by the sound of wall water fountains, thereby creating a more comfortable environment.

No one wants to hear the clatter of medical equipment, or the noise of ringing phones, beeping faxes, or loud office gossip. Your guests or clients will still hear some noise but the sounds will not be as irksome.

Fountains leave a memorable impression in addition to producing a beneficial environment. You can get the upper hand by purchasing one of these. You can also create a valuable marketing tool by adding your company name or logo on a water fountain.

The World’s Highest Fountains

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the leading continuously- running fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). The water reaches the astonishing height of 260 meters (853 feet) over the Red Sea.

Coming in second is the World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002) with water shooting 202 meters (663 feet).

Located near the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is 3rd placed Gateway Geyser (1995). This fountain is considered the tallest in the United States with water reaching up to 192 meters (630 feet).

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

Number 4: On a typical day the water is limited to 91 meters (300 feet) at the Fountain Park feature in Fountain Hills, Arizona, but it is capable of propelling water up to 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are working.

The Dubai Fountain was opened in 2009 next to Burj Khalifa - the world's highest building. 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).

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

And at #8, we have the the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951), measuring 140 meters (460 feet).

Fountains With Many Levels

Fountains with multiple tiers can be found just about anywhere and have been displayed in gardens for many years. Mediterranean countries such as Italy and Spain generally have many multi-level fountains. Piazzas and building courtyards are very popular places where you will see tiered fountains. Beautiful carvings can be found on some of the most lavish tiered fountains, while others have less complex designs.

While they can be found just about anywhere, they seem particularly at home in more classic environments. If done properly, anyone seeing the fountain will assume it has been there forever.

Agrippa's Amazing, but Mostly Forgotten Water-Lifting Device

Though the device designed by Agrippa for lifting water attained the respect of Andrea Bacci in 1588, it seemed to disappear not long thereafter. Only years later, in 1592, the early modern Roman waterway, the Acqua Felice, was attached to the Medici’s villa, possibly making the product obsolete. Though its success was temporary, Camillo Agrippa’s planning for raising water was the marvel of its day, exceeding everything created in Italy since the days of ancient Rome. There might have been some other remarkable water-related works in Renaissance gardens in the later part of the sixteenth century, just like water fountains that played music, water caprices (or giochi d’acqua) and also scenographic water demonstrations, but nothing was operated by water that defied gravity.

Water Features: Great for Your Pets

Wildlife and pets are naturally attracted to bird feeders and water fountains. Drinking, bathing, and preening are some of the things birds need to do. Birds such as robins, thrushes, orioles, or warblers are normally attracted to the moving water of fountains. While bowl-shaped bird baths can be uninteresting to many birds, fountains are more enticing because of the moving water they generate. Birds can hear the trickling and splashing and are even more likely to come visit.

Dogs are drawn to fountains mainly because they provide drinking water. Dogs and cats will be outside looking out for clean water during hot temperatures. Fountains generally need little cleaning due to their constantly flowing water, whereas birdbaths need to be regularly maintained because they easily collect debris.

Statuary As a Staple of Classic Art in Archaic Greece

The primitive Greeks developed the very first freestanding statuary, an impressive achievement as most sculptures up until then had been reliefs cut into walls and pillars. Youthful, appealing male or female (kore) Greeks were the subject matter of most of the statues, or kouros figures. The kouroi were seen by the Greeks to embody beauty and were sculpted with one foot leading and an uncompromising stiffness to their forward-facing poses; the male statues were always strapping, sinewy, and undressing. In around 650 BC, the differences of the kouroi became life-sized. The Archaic period was turbulent for the Greeks as they evolved into more refined forms of government and art, and obtained more data about the peoples and civilizations outside of Greece. The Arcadian battles, the Spartan penetration of Samos, and other wars between city-states are instances of the types of battles that occurred frequently, which is consistent with other times of historical transformation.


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