The Root of Contemporary Outdoor Wall Fountains

Root Contemporary Outdoor Wall Fountains 34077230939661655.jpg The Root of Contemporary Outdoor Wall Fountains The translation of hundreds of classical Greek texts into Latin was commissioned by the learned Pope Nicholas V who ruled the Church in Rome from 1397 until 1455. He undertook the beautification of Rome to turn it into the model capital of the Christian world. In 1453 the Pope commissioned the reconstruction of the Aqua Vergine, an ancient Roman aqueduct which had carried fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away. The ancient Roman tradition of building an awe-inspiring commemorative fountain at the location where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was revived 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. Adjustments and extensions, included in the repaired aqueduct, eventually supplied the Trevi Fountain and the well-known baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona with the necessary water supply.

The Origins Of Outdoor Fountains

The Origins Of Outdoor Fountains The dramatic or ornamental effect of a fountain is just one of the purposes it fulfills, in addition to supplying drinking water and adding a decorative touch to your property.Origins Outdoor Fountains 8028996586265550877.jpg

Pure functionality was the original role of fountains. Water fountains were linked to a spring or aqueduct to supply potable water as well as bathing water for cities, townships and villages. Up until the 19th century, fountains had to be more elevated and closer to a water source, including aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to benefit from gravity which fed the fountains. Fountains were not only utilized as a water source for drinking water, but also to decorate homes and celebrate the artist who created it. Roman fountains often depicted images of animals or heroes made of metal or stone masks. To illustrate the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages added fountains to their designs. Fountains played a significant role in the Gardens of Versailles, all part of French King Louis XIV’s desire to exert his power over nature. Seventeen and 18 century Popes sought to laud their positions by including beautiful baroque-style fountains at the point where restored Roman aqueducts arrived into the city.

Indoor plumbing became the main source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby limiting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. The introduction of unique water effects and the recycling of water were 2 things made possible by swapping gravity with mechanical pumps.

Modern-day fountains function mostly as decoration for open spaces, to honor individuals or events, and enhance entertainment and recreational activities.

Anglo-Saxon Landscapes at the Time of the Norman Conquest

Anglo-Saxon Landscapes Time Norman Conquest 5427594386850.jpg Anglo-Saxon Landscapes at the Time of the Norman Conquest The advent of the Normans in the latter half of the eleventh century substantially transformed The Anglo-Saxon ways of living. The Normans were better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power. But before centering on home-life or having the occasion to think about domestic architecture or decoration, the Normans had to subjugate an entire population. Castles were more standard designs and often constructed on blustery hills, where their tenants spent both time and space to exercising offense and defense, while monasteries were considerable stone buildings, mostly located in the widest, most fertile hollows. Relaxing pursuits such as gardening were out of place in these destitute citadels. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is exemplified in Berkeley Castle, which is perhaps the most untouched sample we have. It is said that the keep was introduced during William the Conqueror's time. A significant terrace serves as a discouraging factor to intruders who would attempt to mine the walls of the building. On one of these parapets is a picturesque bowling green covered in grass and bordered by an aged hedge of yew that has been shaped into coarse battlements.

Can Garden Water fountains Help Purify The Air?

Can Garden Water fountains Help Purify Air? 907755533713274.jpg Can Garden Water fountains Help Purify The Air? You can liven up your surroundings by installing an indoor wall fountain. Your eyes, your ears and your health can be favorably impacted by including this type of indoor feature in your home. The science behind the theory that water fountains can be beneficial for you is irrefutable. The negative ions generated by water features are offset by the positive ions produced by contemporary conveniences. The negative ions generated by these kinds of water features overtake the positive ones ending in positive changes to both your psychological and physical health. You can become more alert, relaxed and lively due to an increase in the serotonin levels resulting from these types of features. Due to the negative ions it releases, an indoor wall fountain can improve your mood and also eliminate impurities in the air. Water features also help in eliminating allergens, pollutants among other sorts of irritants. And finally, water fountains are excellent at absorbing dust and microbes floating in the air and as a result in bettering your overall health.
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