King Fahd's Fountain,Jeddah 11/2011

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F. Zaman on January 2, 2012

King Fahd's Fountain, (Jeddah Fountain), is the tallest water fountain in the world. Located in the coast of Jeddah, west coast of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The fountain jets water 312 metres (1,024 ft) above the Red Sea. It was donated to the city of Jeddah by King Fahd, hence its name. The fountain is visible throughout the entire vicinity of Jeddah. The water it ejects can reach a speed of 375 kilometres (233 mi) per hour and its airborne mass can exceed 18 tons. It was constructed between 1980 and 1983 and began operating in 1985. The fountain uses saltwater taken from the Red Sea instead of freshwater. It uses over 500 spotlights to illuminate the fountain at night.

F. Zaman on January 2, 2012

Reaching a maximum height of 312 m (1023 ft) above the Red Sea, King Fahd's Fountain is the tallest water fountain in the world and can be seen throughout the city of Jeddah. This is higher than the Eiffel Tower in Paris when excluding the antenna, the fountain is also listed on the Guinness World Records. The jet water creates an incredible scene at night as it gets illuminated by spotlights and this is great for those wishing to take photographs. The water is sprayed to the air at a speed of 375 km (233 mi) per hour and at a volume of 625 liters per second.

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  • Uploaded on December 19, 2011
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FH1
    • Taken on 2011/11/12 20:08:29
    • Exposure: 0.250s (1/4)
    • Focal Length: 12.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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