Pets and Fountains

The Original Public Water Features

The Original Public Water FeaturesOriginal  Public Water Features 6247774212.jpg The water from springs and other sources was originally delivered to the inhabitants of nearby communities and municipalities by way of water fountains, whose purpose was largely practical, not aesthetic. A source of water higher in elevation than the fountain was required to pressurize the movement and send water squirting from the fountain's nozzle, a technology without equal until the later half of the nineteenth century. Fountains all through history have been developed as monuments, impressing hometown citizens and travelers alike. Crude in style, the 1st water fountains didn't look much like contemporary fountains. The 1st known water fountain was a stone basin carved that was used as a container for drinking water and ceremonial purposes. Natural stone basins as fountains have been recovered from 2000 B.C.. The spray of water emerging from small spouts was pressured by gravity, the lone power source designers had in those days. The placement of the fountains was driven by the water source, which is why you’ll normally find them along reservoirs, waterways, or rivers. Fountains with decorative Gods, mythological beasts, and animals began to appear in Rome in about 6 BC, made from rock and bronze. Water for the communal fountains of Rome was brought to the city via a complicated system of water aqueducts.

Anglo-Saxon Gardens at the Time of the Norman Conquest

Anglo-Saxon Gardens at the Time of the Norman Conquest The arrival of the Normans in the latter half of the 11th century considerably modified The Anglo-Saxon ways of living. Architecture and horticulture were abilities that the Normans excelled in, trumping that of the Anglo-Saxons at the time of the occupation. But before concentrating on home-life or having the occasion to consider domestic architecture or decoration, the Normans had to subjugate an entire population. Monasteries and castles served different purposes, so while monasteries were enormous stone structures constructed in only the most productive, wide dales, castles were set upon blustery knolls where the occupants focused on learning offensive and defensive techniques. Relaxing pursuits such as gardening were out of place in these desolate citadels. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is depicted in Berkeley Castle, which is most likely the most unscathed illustration we have. The keep is said to date from the time of William the Conqueror. As a technique of deterring attackers from tunneling beneath the walls, an immense terrace encircles the building.Anglo-Saxon Gardens  Time Norman Conquest 8100096544.jpg One of these terraces, a charming bowling green, is covered grass and flanked by an aged yew hedge cut into the shape of crude battlements.

The Beginnings of Modern Wall Fountains

The Beginnings of Modern Wall Fountains The translation of hundreds of classical Greek texts into Latin was commissioned by the learned Pope Nicholas V who ruled the Church in Rome from 1397 until 1455. In order to make Rome worthy of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope resolved to embellish the beauty of the city. 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. The historical Roman tradition of marking the entry point of an aqueduct with an magnificent celebratory fountain, also known as a mostra, was restored 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. The Trevi Fountain as well as the well-known baroque fountains located in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona were eventually supplied with water from the altered aqueduct he had rebuilt.

The Innumerable Possibilities in Garden Wall Fountains

The Innumerable Possibilities in Garden Wall Fountains Putting a wall fountain in your yard or patio is perfect when you want to relax. Even a little space can contain a custom-made one. Both the stand alone and fitted types need to have a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump. Traditional, contemporary, classic, and Asian are just some of the styles from which you can choose.Innumerable  Possibilities Garden Wall Fountains 8698438533.jpg

Freestanding wall fountains, commonly known as floor fountains, are relatively big and feature a basin on the ground.

On the other hand, a water feature affixed to a wall can be integrated onto an existing wall or built into a new wall. A cohesive look can be achieved with this type of water feature because it seems to become part of the landscape rather than an added element.

Archaic Greek Artistry: Outdoor Statuary

Archaic Greek Artistry: Outdoor Statuary The initial freestanding sculpture was developed by the Archaic Greeks, a notable achievement since until then the only carvings in existence were reliefs cut into walls and pillars.Archaic Greek Artistry: Outdoor Statuary 84976045064311643.jpg Younger, attractive male or female (kore) Greeks were the subject matter of most of the sculptures, or kouros figures. The kouroi, considered by the Greeks to exemplify beauty, had one foot stretched out of a fixed forward-facing posture and the male figurines were always undressed, with a powerful, strong shape. The kouroi started to be life-sized beginning in 650 BC. The Archaic period was an incredible time of change for the Greeks as they expanded into new forms of government, created fresh expressions of art, and achieved insights of the men and women and cultures outside of Greece. But these disagreements did not prohibit the expansion of the Greek civilization. {

The Source of Today's Garden Fountains Himself a learned man, Pope Nicholas V led the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 till 1455 and was responsible for the translation of scores of age-old texts from their original Greek into Latin.... read more


The Various Construction Materials of Outdoor Water fountains Most modern garden fountains come in metal, although various other types exist.Metallic ones offer clean lines and unique sculptural accents and will fit in with nearly any decorative style and budget.... read more


The Countless Construction Materials of Wall fountains Garden fountains today are commonly made from metal, although you can find them in other materials too.Metallic fountains, with their clean lines and sculptural accents, exist in in a range of metals and can accommodate any style or budget.... read more


The Countless Designs of Wall Fountains You can design a place to unwind as well as add a touch of style to your porch or yard with a wall fountain since they are excellent adornments to fit into small area.... read more


Garden Wall Fountains: An Awesome Sight Adding a wall fountain as a decoration element will make a wonderful impression on your family and friends.The dazzling grandeur a wall water feature lends to any place is in addition to the soft background sounds it produces.... read more