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The Emperor Fountain at Chatsworth House, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

"Although the Great Fountain, installed by the first Duke was the highest in the country, the 6th Duke put Joseph Paxton's engineering skills into action to create a new record-breaking gravity fed fountain.

When it became known that Tsar Nicholas, Emperor of Russia, might visit Chatsworth the following year, 1844, the idea of welcoming the Tsar with an even higher fountain than the one at Peterhof, (the Tsar's palace in N.E. Russia) appealed to the Duke.

Unfortunately the Tsar never visited Chatsworth, but the new fountain was still named after him.

It is on record as having reached the height of 90m (300 ft).
It is powered by the pressure of water dropping through a 40cm iron pipe.

An 8 acre lake was dug on the moors 110m (350ft) above the house to supply the natural water pressure."
(www.chatsworth.org)

I am unsure as to what height the fountain reached on this particular day, but nevertheless it is still impressive.

What some people will do to impress their visitors!!

One more view in the workshop.
Thanks for looking.

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Additional Photos by Jean Dwyer (jean113) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2014 W: 0 N: 6447] (24825)
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