The Origins of Modern Wall Fountains

The Origins of Modern Wall Fountains Hundreds of ancient Greek texts were translated into Latin under the authority of the scholarly Pope Nicholas V, who led the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455. In order to make Rome worthy of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope resolved to enhance the beauty of the city. Restoration of the Acqua Vergine, a desolate Roman aqueduct which had transported clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away, began in 1453 at the bidding of the Pope. Building a mostra, a grandiose celebratory fountain built by ancient Romans to memorialize the arrival point of an aqueduct, was a tradition revived by Nicholas V. The present-day site of the Trevi Fountain was formerly occupied by a wall fountain commissioned by the Pope and constructed by the architect Leon Battista Alberti. The aqueduct he had refurbished included modifications and extensions which eventually allowed it to supply water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the famed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.

Modern Garden Decoration: Large Outdoor Water Fountains and their Roots

Modern Garden Decoration: Large Outdoor Water Fountains and their Roots The dramatic or ornamental effect of a fountain is just one of the purposes it fulfills, in addition to providing drinking water and adding a decorative touch to your property.

From the onset, outdoor fountains were soley there to serve as functional elements. Water fountains were connected to a spring or aqueduct to provide drinkable water as well as bathing water for cities, townships and villages. Up to the late 19th century, water fountains had to be near an aqueduct or reservoir and higher than the fountain so that gravity could make the water move down or jet high into the air. Fountains were an excellent source of water, and also served to adorn living areas and memorialize the artist. The main components used by the Romans to build their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly depicting animals or heroes. Muslims and Moorish garden designers of the Middle Ages included fountains to re-create smaller versions of the gardens of paradise. King Louis XIV of France wanted to illustrate his dominion over nature by including fountains in the Gardens of Versailles. The Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries were extolled with baroque style fountains made to mark the arrival points of Roman aqueducts.

Urban fountains created at the end of the nineteenth functioned only as decorative and celebratory adornments since indoor plumbing provided the essential drinking water. Amazing water effects and recycled water were made possible by switching the force of gravity with mechanical pumps.Modern Garden Decoration: Large Outdoor Water Fountains Roots 9072980445176.jpg

Decorating city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the uses of modern-day fountains.

The Wide Range of Wall Fountains

Wide Range Wall Fountains 677790932.jpg The Wide Range of Wall Fountains A small patio or a courtyard is a great spot to situate your wall fountain when you seek peace and quiet. Additionally, it can be made to fit into any wall space since it does not need much room. A spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump are necessary for freestanding as well as mounted styles. There are any number of models to choose from such as conventional, contemporary, classic, or Asian.

With its basin situated on the ground, freestanding wall fountains, or floor fountains, are normally quite large in size.

On the other hand, a water feature affixed to a wall can be incorporated onto an existing wall or built into a new wall. The appearance of your landscape will seem more cohesive instead of disjointed when you install this style of fountain.

Public Drinking Fountains in and Around Berkley, Ca

Public Drinking Fountains in and Around Berkley, CaPublic Drinking Fountains Around Berkley, Ca 148968770.jpg The first example of a sugary drinks tax in the USA came in February 2014, when it was passed by the city of Berkley, California. By making soda more costly, it’s thought that individuals will make better choices for what their children drink, like water as an example. The aim of the research was to evaluate the state of community drinking water fountains and figure out if there is a distinction in access to fresh, operating drinking fountains based on racial or economic components. By creating a mobile GPS application, specialists were able to gather data on Berkley’s drinking water fountains. This information was cross-referenced with demographic information on race and income collected from the US Census Community Study database. The two data sets were reviewed to determine what class variances, if any, there were in access to functioning water fountains. The evaluation was able to identify the demographics of areas with water fountains, also noting whether the state of the fountains was greater or worse in lower class neighborhoods. The fact that the fountains were working was not a guarantee that they were well-maintained, given that quite a few were in need of maintenance and repair.
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