Pets and Fountains

The Countless Construction Materials of Large Garden Fountains

The Countless Construction Materials of Large Garden Fountains Garden fountains nowadays are mostly 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. If you have a contemporary look and feel to your interior design, your yard and garden should reflect that same look.

One of the most trendy metals for sculptural garden fountains presently is copper. Copper is appropriate for many fountain styles, including tabletop and cascade water fountains, and can be put either inside or outside - making it a great choice. Copper is also versatile enough that you can pick a range of styles for your fountain, from contemporary to whimsical.Countless Construction Materials Large Garden Fountains 21829552145.jpg

If you are drawn to more conventional -looking water fountains, brass is probably the best option for you. Even though they are a bit old-fashioned, brass fountains are quite common because they often incorporate interesting artwork.

The most modern metal right now is definitely stainless steel. A contemporary steel design will quickly raise the value of your garden as well as the feeling of serenity. Like all water fountains, you can get them in just about any size you choose.

Fiberglass is a popular material for fountains because you can get the look and feel of metal at a much lower price, and it is lighter and easier to move than metal. Keeping a fiberglass water fountain clean and working well is quite easy, another aspect consumers love.

Acqua Vergine: The Remedy to Rome's Water Problems

Acqua Vergine: Remedy Rome's Water Problems 263930690353277965.jpg Acqua Vergine: The Remedy to Rome's Water Problems Aqua Anio Vetus, the first raised aqueduct founded in Rome, started providing the people living in the hills with water in 273 BC, even though they had depended on natural springs up till then. If inhabitants residing at higher elevations did not have access to springs or the aqueduct, they’d have to depend on the other existing technologies of the time, cisterns that gathered rainwater from the sky and subterranean wells that received the water from under ground. From the early sixteenth century, water was routed to Pincian Hill through the subterranean channel of Acqua Vergine. As originally constructed, the aqueduct was provided along the length of its channel with pozzi (manholes) constructed at regular intervals. While these manholes were created to make it easier to maintain the aqueduct, it was also feasible to use buckets to pull water from the channel, which was employed by Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi from the time he acquired the property in 1543 to his death in 1552. It appears that, the rainwater cistern on his property wasn’t enough to satisfy his needs. Fortunately, the aqueduct sat just below his property, and he had a shaft opened to give him accessibility.

The Distribution of Water Fountain Engineering Knowledge in Europe

The Distribution of Water Fountain Engineering Knowledge in EuropeDistribution Water Fountain Engineering Knowledge Europe 87851036276046.jpg Dissiminating useful hydraulic knowledge and water feature design ideas throughout Europe was accomplished with the published documents and illustrated books of the time. In the late 1500's, a French water feature designer (whose name has been lost) was the globally renowned hydraulics leader. By creating landscapes and grottoes with integrated and clever water features, he began his career in Italy by getting Royal mandates in Brussels, London and Germany. The publication, “The Principles of Moving Forces,” penned towards the end of his life in France, turned into the definitive writing on hydraulic mechanics and engineering. The book modified crucial hydraulic discoveries since classical antiquity as well as detailing modern hydraulic technologies. Archimedes, the developer of the water screw, had his work highlighted and these included a mechanical means to move water. Natural light heated up the liquid in two undetectable containers adjoining to the decorative fountain were displayed in an illustration. Actuating the water feature is heated water which expands and ascends to seal up the pipes. Models for pumps, water wheels, water attributes and outdoor ponds are also mentioned in the book.

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The Results of the Norman Conquest on Anglo-Saxon Garden Design The advent of the Normans in the second half of the 11th century substantially altered The Anglo-Saxon ways of living.Architecture and horticulture were skills that the Normans excelled in, trumping that of the Anglo-Saxons at the time of the occupation.... read more


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Contemporary Sculpture in Early Greece Most sculptors were remunerated by the temples to enhance the elaborate columns and archways with renderings of the gods up until the period came to a close and many Greeks began to think of their religion as superstitious rather than sacred, when it became more typical for sculptors to represent ordinary men and women as well.... read more


Can Outdoor Fountains Help Detoxify The Air? You can animate your living space by putting in an indoor wall fountain.Your senses and your health can benefit from the installation of one of these indoor features.... read more