Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Water Features

Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Water FeaturesGian Lorenzo Bernini's  Water Features 9665386465.jpg There are many famous water fountains in the city center of Rome. One of the most distinguished sculptors and artists of the 17th century, nearly all of them were planned, conceived and built by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Also a city architect, he had skills as a water fountain designer, and marks of his life's work are apparent throughout the roads of Rome. To fully exhibit their art, mainly in the form of community water features and water features, Bernini's father, a renowned Florentine sculptor, guided his young son, and they ultimately relocated in Rome. The young Bernini received praise from Popes and relevant artists alike, and was an excellent worker. Originally he was well known for his sculpting skills. An authority in ancient Greek engineering, he utilized this knowledge as a foundation and melded it flawlessly with Roman marble, most remarkably in the Vatican. Though he was influenced by many, Michelangelo had the most profound impact on him, both personally and professionally.

California's Outdoor Garden Fountain Study and Results

California's Outdoor Garden Fountain Study and Results The first implementation of a sugary drinks tax in the US came in February 2014, when it was passed by the city of Berkley, California. The tax is intended to lower sugary drink consumption and improve the consumption of healthier beverages, including water from fountains. Research was done to make sure that citizens of all races and economic classes had access to thoroughly clean, operating drinking fountains. By creating a mobile GPS application, experts were able to amass data on Berkley’s drinking water fountains.California's Outdoor Garden Fountain Study Results 4401446833856453.jpg The US Census Community Study database was employed to accumulate information relating to race and economic status in these segments. The professionals looked to use both data sets to figure out if demographics were associated to drinking water fountain access. They were able to confirm the demographics of locations surrounding established fountains, as well as the cleanliness and upkeep of fountains across assorted areas. 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 cleaning and repair.

The Earliest Public Fountains

Earliest Public Fountains 11074021777075202.jpg The Earliest Public Fountains Water fountains were at first practical in purpose, used to deliver water from canals or springs to cities and villages, providing the inhabitants with clean water to drink, bathe, and cook with. In the days before electrical power, the spray of fountains was driven by gravity only, often using an aqueduct or water source located far away in the surrounding mountains. Inspiring and spectacular, large water fountains have been designed as memorials in many societies. If you saw the 1st fountains, you would not recognize them as fountains. Uncomplicated stone basins crafted from local rock were the first fountains, used for religious functions and drinking water. Rock basins as fountains have been discovered from 2,000 B.C.. Gravity was the energy source that controlled the earliest water fountains. Situated near aqueducts or springs, the practical public water fountains supplied the local citizens with fresh drinking water. The people of Rome began building decorative fountains in 6 BC, most of which were metallic or natural stone masks of wildlife and mythological characters. A well-engineered collection of reservoirs and aqueducts kept Rome's public fountains supplied with fresh water.

Installation and Maintenance of Large Outdoor Fountains

Installation Maintenance  Large Outdoor Fountains 97261824083806367.jpg Installation and Maintenance of Large Outdoor Fountains An important first step before installing any outdoor wall feature is to consider the area you have available. A solid wall is definitely needed to hold up its overall weight. Remember that smaller areas or walls will need to have a lightweight fountain. An electrical socket close to the fountain is required to power the fountain. Since there are many kinds of outdoor wall fountains, installation methods vary, but the majority include easy to follow instructions.

Everything you will need to correctly install your outdoor wall fountain is normally provided in easy-to-use kits. The kit includes a submersible pump, hoses as well as the basin, or reservoir. The basin, if it's not too big, can easily be concealedin your garden among the plants. Once fitted, wall fountains typically only need to have some light upkeep and regular cleaning.

Replenish and clean the water on a regular schedule. Remember to clear away debris like leaves, twigs or dirt as quickly as possible. In addition, your outdoor wall fountain should not be exposed to freezing winter weather conditions. In order to avoid any damage, such as cracking, from freezing water during the cold winter season, move your pump inside. The bottom line is that if you properly maintain and care for your outdoor fountain, it will bring you joy for many years.

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