Anglo Saxon Gardens at the Time of the Norman Conquest

Anglo Saxon Gardens Time Norman Conquest 0281576218303.jpg Anglo Saxon Gardens at the Time of the Norman Conquest The introduction of the Normans in the second half of the 11th century considerably modified The Anglo-Saxon ways of living. The ability of the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons' in design and agriculture at the time of the conquest. But the Normans had to pacify the overall territory before they could focus on home life, domestic architecture, and decoration. Because of this, castles were cruder structures than monasteries: Monasteries were often significant stone buildings set in the biggest and most fecund valleys, while castles were constructed on windy crests where their inhabitants devoted time and space to projects for offense and defense. The sterile fortresses did not provide for the peaceful avocation of gardening. Berkeley Castle, maybe the most unspoiled model of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture, still exists in the present day. The keep is reported to have been developed during the time of William the Conqueror. A significant terrace serves as a hindrance to intruders who would try to mine the walls of the building. On one of these terraces lies a quaint bowling green: it's covered in grass and flanked by an old yew hedge that is formed into the shape of rough ramparts.

Free Drinking Fountains in and Around Berkley, California

Free Drinking Fountains in and Around Berkley, California The 1st American city to pass a tax on sweet drinks was Berkley, California in February 2014.Free Drinking Fountains Around Berkley, California 6331528288591336999.jpg The tax is intended to minimize sugary drink consumption and augment the consumption of healthier drinks, including water from fountains. Attempts were made to find out the status of neighborhood drinking water fountains in both high- and low-income neighborhoods. The study utilized a GPS app to collect data on existing water fountains in the city. This information was cross-referenced with demographic data on race and income acquired from the US Census Community Study database. The analysts looked to use both data sets to figure out if demographics were connected to drinking water fountain access. The testing was able to determine the demographics of areas with water fountains, also observing whether the state of the fountains was greater or inferior in lower class neighborhoods. Most of the water fountains were unclean or slow or stopped up, despite the fact that most fountains worked.

Bernini's Garden Fountains

Bernini's Garden FountainsBernini's  Garden Fountains 074562205235.jpg There are numerous celebrated water features in Rome’s city center. One of the best ever sculptors and designers of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini planned, conceptualized and constructed almost all of them. Also a city designer, he had abilities as a water fountain developer, and traces of his life's work are evident throughout the streets of Rome. To completely express their skill, mainly in the form of community water fountains and water features, Bernini's father, a celebrated Florentine sculptor, guided his young son, and they ultimately moved in Rome. The juvenile Bernini was an exceptional employee and received encouragement and backing of important artists as well as popes. Originally he was well known for his sculpting skills. Most notably in the Vatican, he made use of a base of experience in ancient Greek architecture and melded it flawlessly with Roman marble. Though he was influenced by many, Michelangelo had the most profound effect on him, both personally and professionally.

Architectural Statuary in Early Greece

Architectural Statuary Early Greece 61432651590984337.jpg Architectural Statuary in Early Greece Even though many sculptors were paid by the temples to adorn the sophisticated columns and archways with renderings of the gods of old, as the time period came to a close, it became more prevalent for sculptors to portray average people as well mainly because plenty of Greeks had begun to think of their religion as superstitious rather than sacred. Often times, a representation of affluent families' ancestors would be commissioned to be laid inside huge familial burial tombs, and portraiture, which would be copied by the Romans upon their conquering of Greek civilization, also became commonplace. The use of sculpture and other art forms varied through the years of The Greek Classical period, a duration of creative progress when the arts had more than one goal. It may possibly be the advanced quality of Greek sculpture that captivates our attention these days; it was on a leading-edge practice of the ancient world regardless of whether it was made for religious purposes or aesthetic pleasure.
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