The site is located at the lowland downstream the dam with a broad river view in front of it. The elevated tea house allows visitors to have a good view and slight wind – both are essential elements of tea drinking session. Continue reading
While most sculptures are intended to be viewed, there are some that strive to stimulate our other senses as well. These eight large scale sculptures are installed at various locations around the world, and interact with natural forces like the wind and the rain to create soothing music. Let’s hear them.
Singing Ringing Tree, Burnley
The Singing Ringing Tree in Burnley, in Lancashire, England, is 3-meter tall and comprises of galvanised steel pipes of differing lengths and with holes punctured into the underside. When the wind blows, the sculptures produces an eerie sound in several octaves. Completed in 2006, the Singing Ringing Tree is part of the series of four sculptures within the Panopticons arts and regeneration project created by the East Lancashire Environmental Arts Network (ELEAN). Continue reading
Fix your leaky toilet!
Your toilet tank may be leaking and you don’t even know it? The most common leaks are silently occurring between the tank and the bowl. If there is a leak, you could be wasting up to 550 litres (145 gallons) of water every day and paying $250 per year (more depending on where you live) on your water bill. You can use a dye tablet available from your local hardware store to detect a leak. Usually the problem is an old flapper–which is easy to replace. Continue reading