Backyard Elegance: Outdoor Water fountains

Backyard Elegance: Outdoor Water fountains Having a pond near your outdoor water fountain is no longer necessary because they can now be situated on a wall close by. Nowadays, you can eliminate excavations, difficult installations and cleaning the pond. There is no plumbing work necessary with this type self-contained water feature. All the same, water has to be added consistently. Your pond and the surrounding area are certain to get dirty at some point so be sure to drain the water from the basin and replenish it with clean water.

Stone and metal are most prevalent elements used to make garden wall fountains even though they can be made of other materials as well. The style you are looking for dictates which material is most appropriate to meet your needs. The best designs for your garden wall fountain are those which are hand-crafted, simple to put up and not too cumbersome to hang. Buying a fountain which requires little maintenance is important as well.Backyard Elegance: Outdoor Water fountains 51737260562.jpg The re-circulating pump and hanging hardware are normally the only parts which need extra care in most installations, although there may be some cases in which the installation is a bit more complex. It is very simple to liven up your garden with these styles of fountains.

The Impact of the Norman Conquest on Anglo Saxon Garden Design

The Impact of the Norman Conquest on Anglo Saxon Garden Design The advent of the Normans in the second half of the 11th century greatly altered The Anglo-Saxon ways of living. The skill of the Normans exceeded the Anglo-Saxons' in architecture and agriculture at the time of the conquest.Impact Norman Conquest Anglo Saxon Garden Design 63450189439027691029.jpg But there was no time for home life, domestic design, and decoration until the Normans had conquered the whole region. Most often constructed upon windy peaks, castles were basic structures that allowed their occupants to devote time and space to offensive and defensive strategies, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings generally installed in only the most fecund, broad valleys. The serene method of gardening was impractical in these bleak bastions. The finest specimen of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent presently is Berkeley Castle. The keep is said to date from the time of William the Conqueror. A massive terrace serves as a hindrance to invaders who would attempt to mine the walls of the building. A picturesque bowling green, enveloped in grass and surrounded by battlements cut out of an ancient yew hedge, creates one of the terraces.

The Genesis Of Wall Fountains

Genesis Wall Fountains 211208946.jpg The Genesis Of Wall Fountains The incredible architecture of a fountain allows it to provide clean water or shoot water high into air for dramatic effect and it can also serve as an excellent design feature to enhance your home.

Pure functionality was the original role of fountains. Water fountains were linked to a spring or aqueduct to supply 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 flow down or shoot high into the air. Fountains were an excellent source of water, and also served to decorate living areas and memorialize the artist. Bronze or stone masks of animals and heroes were commonly seen on Roman fountains. Muslims and Moorish landscaping designers of the Middle Ages included fountains to re-create smaller models of the gardens of paradise. Fountains enjoyed a considerable role in the Gardens of Versailles, all part of French King Louis XIV’s desire to exert his power over nature. To mark the entrance of the restored Roman aqueducts, the Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries commissioned the building of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts entered the city of Rome

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

Modern fountains are used to adorn public spaces, honor individuals or events, and enhance recreational and entertainment events.

A Chronicle of Garden Water Fountains

A Chronicle of Garden Water Fountains Himself a learned man, Pope Nicholas V headed the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 till 1455 and was responsible for the translation of hundreds of ancient texts from their original Greek into Latin. It was imperative for him to embellish the city of Rome to make it worthy of being called the capital of the Christian world. In 1453 the Pope instigated the repairing of the Aqua Vergine, an historic Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away. A mostra, a monumental dedicatory fountain built by ancient Romans to mark the point of arrival of an aqueduct, was a custom which was revived by Nicholas V. The Trevi Fountain now occupies the area formerly filled with a wall fountain built by Leon Battista Albert, an architect employed by the Pope.Chronicle Garden Water Fountains 062793549.jpg The aqueduct he had reconditioned included modifications and extensions which eventually enabled it to supply water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the renowned baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.
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