The Results of the Norman Conquest on Anglo Saxon Gardens

The Results of the Norman Conquest on Anglo Saxon GardensResults Norman Conquest Anglo Saxon Gardens 6080732558909764.jpg The introduction of the Normans in the latter half of the eleventh century considerably modified The Anglo-Saxon ways of living. The Normans were better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power. Nonetheless the Normans had to pacify the overall territory before they could concentrate on home life, domestic architecture, and decoration. Because of this, castles were cruder structures than monasteries: Monasteries were frequently immense stone buildings set in the biggest and most fecund valleys, while castles were constructed on windy crests where their citizens devoted time and space to tasks for offense and defense. The barren fortresses did not provide for the calm avocation of gardening. Berkeley Castle, perhaps the most unspoiled style of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture, still exists in the present day. It is said that the keep was developed during William the Conqueror's time. An enormous terrace encompasses the building, serving as an obstacle to attackers wanting to excavate under the castle walls. On one of these parapets is a scenic bowling green covered in grass and surrounded by an aged hedge of yew that has been designed into coarse battlements.

How Fountains can be Good for the Environment

Fountains can Good Environment 35304921782.jpg How Fountains can be Good for the Environment Do you desire to make your home just a little more beautiful? Well, you can add that extra touch and augment the price of your home just by adding a solar run water fountain. Solar powered water features can be a wiser investment versus electric ones because they not only improve one's well-being but they offer other interesting financial perks. Even though there may be a greater expense at the beginning, the long-term investment will make it worthwhile. Because your fountain will not be fueled by electrical energy, there will be no need to be concerned about any power outages.

Running water fountains will lead to a spike in your electric bill. Keep in mind that while you may not notice any rewards right away, your home will be worth more down the road.

The increased costs resulting from using more electricity is not the only factor, it also harms our eco-system. The only source of energy used by solar powered water features is the sun making them a “green” alternative. The eco-system can only benefit from the use of solar powered houses and water fountains.

Less maintenance is a result of adding this kind of fountain. Since solar fountains don't have motors, they don't get clogged which leads to less cleaning. And because there is little cleaning to do, you will have more time to play!

Rome’s First Water Delivery Systems

Rome’s First Water Delivery Systems 646339320600485.jpg Rome’s First Water Delivery Systems With the manufacturing of the 1st elevated aqueduct in Rome, the Aqua Anio Vetus in 273 BC, folks who lived on the city’s hillsides no longer had to be dependent strictly on naturally-occurring spring water for their needs. Outside of these aqueducts and springs, wells and rainwater-collecting cisterns were the lone technologies readily available at the time to supply water to areas of higher elevation. In the very early 16th century, the city began to make use of the water that ran beneath the earth through Acqua Vergine to furnish drinking water to Pincian Hill. Pozzi, or manholes, were constructed at regular stretches along the aqueduct’s channel. Although they were originally developed to make it possible to support the aqueduct, Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi started using the manholes to gather water from the channel, opening when he purchased the property in 1543. Apparently, the rainwater cistern on his property wasn’t enough to satisfy his needs. To provide himself with a much more streamlined means to gather water, he had one of the manholes exposed, providing him access to the aqueduct below his property.

The Beginnings of Contemporary Wall Fountains

Beginnings Contemporary Wall Fountains 577158825537023.jpg The Beginnings of Contemporary Wall Fountains Himself a learned man, Pope Nicholas V headed the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 till 1455 and was responsible for the translation of scores of ancient documents from their original Greek into Latin. Beautifying Rome and making it the worthy capital of the Christian world was at the center of his objectives. In 1453 the Pope commissioned the reconstruction of the Aqua Vergine, an historic Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away. The historical Roman tradition of marking the arrival point of an aqueduct with an magnificent celebratory fountain, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. At the bidding of the Pope, architect Leon Battista Alberti undertook the construction of a wall fountain in the place where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The aqueduct he had refurbished included modifications and extensions which eventually allowed it to supply water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the renowned baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.
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