Anglo-Saxon Gardens During the Norman Conquest

Anglo-Saxon Gardens During the Norman Conquest The advent of the Normans in the latter half of the 11th century greatly altered The Anglo-Saxon ways of living.Anglo-Saxon Gardens Norman Conquest 6346044828736.jpg The talent of the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons' in design and farming at the time of the conquest. But before centering on home-life or having the occasion to think about domestic architecture or decoration, the Normans had to subjugate an entire society. Most often constructed upon windy summits, castles were basic constructs that permitted their occupants to devote time and space to offensive and defensive schemes, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings generally installed in only the most fecund, broad valleys. The tranquil method of gardening was unrealistic in these bleak bastions. Berkeley Castle, perhaps the most uncorrupted model of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture, still exists today. The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time. An enormous terrace encompasses the building, serving as an impediment to attackers wanting to excavate under the castle walls. On one of these parapets is a picturesque bowling green covered in grass and bordered by an aged hedge of yew that has been designed into coarse battlements.

Outdoor Water fountains: An Ideal Decor Accessory to Find Peace

Outdoor Water fountains: Ideal Decor Accessory Find Peace 81235745356354.jpg Outdoor Water fountains: An Ideal Decor Accessory to Find Peace You can find peace and tranquility by simply having water in your garden. The noises in your neighborhood and surrounding area will be masked with the tranquil sounds of a fountain. Nature and amusement are two of the things you will find in your garden. Considered a great healing element, many water therapies use big bodies of water such as seas, oceans and rivers in their treatments. Create the ideal haven for your body and mind and get yourself a fountain or pond today!

Water-lifting System by Camillo Agrippa

Water-lifting System Camillo Agrippa 221632518.jpg Water-lifting System by Camillo Agrippa Sadly, Agrippa’s wonderful design for raising water was not cited a lot following 1588, when Andrea Bacci acknowledged it publicly. It might have turned out to be obsolete when the Villa Medici was able to get water from the Acqua Felice, the early contemporary aqueduct, in 1592. The simpler reason is that it was disregarded about when Ferdinando left for Florence in 1588, after the expiry of his brother Francesco di Medici, to trade his place as cardinal for one as the Grand Duke of Tuscany. #P# It might go against the force of gravity to lift water to Renaissance landscapes, feeding them in a way other late sixteenth century models which include scenographic water presentations, musical fountains and giochi d’acqua or water caprices, were not.

The Source of Modern Day Garden Water Fountains

The Source of Modern Day Garden Water FountainsSource Modern Day Garden Water Fountains 60032769057076.jpg Pope Nicholas V, himself a well educated man, ruled the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of old classical Greek texts into Latin. He undertook the embellishment of Rome to make it into the worthy seat of the Christian world. Restoration of the Acqua Vergine, a ruined Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away, began in 1453 at the bidding of the Pope. A mostra, a monumental celebratory fountain constructed by ancient Romans to mark the point of arrival of an aqueduct, was a custom which was revived by Nicholas V. At the behest of the Pope, architect Leon Battista Alberti began the construction of a wall fountain in the spot where we now find the Trevi Fountain. Modifications and extensions, included in the repaired aqueduct, eventually provided the Trevi Fountain and the well-known baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona with the necessary water supply.
Anglo-Saxon Grounds at the Time of the Norman Conquest The Anglo-Saxon way of life was significantly changed by the introduction of the Normans in the later eleventh century.At the time of the conquest, the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons in building design and cultivation.... read more


Select from Many Outdoor Wall Fountain Designs Wall fountains are well suited to small patios or yards because they do not require too much space while also adding a touch of flair and providing a great place to find peace and quiet.... read more


From Where Did Water Fountains Originate? The translation of hundreds of ancient Greek documents into Latin was commissioned by the learned Pope Nicholas V who led the Church in Rome from 1397 until 1455.... read more


Setting Up and Maintaining Outdoor Fountains An important facet to think about is the size of the outdoor wall fountain in respect to the space in which you are going to mount it.It is essential that the wall where you are going to hang it is sturdy enough to support its weight.... read more


A Smaller Garden Area? You Can Own a Water Feature too! Since water causes a reflection, small spaces will appear bigger.Water features such as fountains benefit from the reflective characteristics stemming from dark materials.... read more


The Countless Construction Materials of Garden Water fountains While today’s garden fountains are made in a range of materials, most are made from metal.Metals tend to produce clean lines and unique sculptural accents and can fit almost any design theme or budget.... read more