The Emperor fountain at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire was built by Joseph Paxton, for the 6th Duke of Devonshire, to honour the visit of Tsar Nicolas 1 of Russia, expected to take place in 1844 - but the visit never took place. However, the fountain was built and was designed to be the highest in the world, using an artificially constructed lake on the moorland above the house as the water supply. The fountain reached a recorded height of 90 metres, but now runs on about half-power - but is still impressive! As you can see, with the sun and the wind in the right directions, it can produce a pretty rainbow.
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