Pets and Fountains

The First Water Garden Fountains of Human History

The First Water Garden Fountains of Human HistoryFirst  Water Garden Fountains  Human History 048968537242894.jpg Villages and communities relied on practical water fountains to channel water for cooking, washing, and cleaning up from nearby sources like lakes, streams, or creeks. The force of gravity was the power supply of water fountains up until the end of the nineteenth century, using the potent power of water traveling downhill from a spring or creek to squeeze the water through spigots or other outlets. Fountains spanning history have been developed as monuments, impressing hometown citizens and visitors alike. The common fountains of today bear little likeness to the first water fountains. A natural stone basin, crafted from rock, was the first fountain, utilized for containing water for drinking and spiritual purposes. 2,000 BC is when the oldest identified stone fountain basins were originally used. The very first civilizations that made use of fountains relied on gravity to force water through spigots. The location of the fountains was driven by the water source, which is why you’ll commonly find them along reservoirs, waterways, or streams. Fountains with elaborate decoration began to appear in Rome in approximately 6 B.C., commonly gods and wildlife, made with stone or copper-base alloy. A well-engineered collection of reservoirs and aqueducts kept Rome's public fountains supplied with fresh water.

The Results of the Norman Conquest on Anglo-Saxon Garden Design

The Results of the Norman Conquest on Anglo-Saxon Garden Design Anglo-Saxons felt incredible changes to their daily lives in the latter half of the eleventh century due to the accession of the Normans.Results Norman Conquest Anglo-Saxon Garden Design 1169679854.jpg The skill of the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons' in design and farming at the time of the conquest. But home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the entire population. Because of this, castles were cruder buildings than monasteries: Monasteries were frequently immense stone buildings located in the biggest and most fecund valleys, while castles were erected on windy crests where their residents devoted time and space to projects for offense and defense. Tranquil activities such as gardening were out of place in these destitute citadels. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is symbolized in Berkeley Castle, which is perhaps the most untouched sample we have. It is said that the keep was created during William the Conqueror's time. An enormous terrace encompasses the building, serving as an impediment to assailants trying to dig under the castle walls. On 1 of these terraces sits a stylish bowling green: it is covered in grass and flanked by an old yew hedge that is formed into the shape of rough ramparts.

The Genesis Of Outdoor Fountains

The Genesis Of Outdoor FountainsGenesis  Outdoor Fountains 645587829851202790.jpg A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to provide drinkable water, as well as for decorative purposes.

From the beginning, outdoor fountains were simply there to serve as functional elements. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, from aqueducts or springs in the vicinity. Until the late nineteenth, century most water fountains functioned using the force of gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a source of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Fountains were an optimal source of water, and also served to decorate living areas and memorialize the designer. The main components used by the Romans to build their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly illustrating animals or heroes. To illustrate the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages introduced fountains to their designs. Fountains played 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 construction of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts arrived in the city of Rome

Indoor plumbing became the key source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby limiting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. The introduction of unique water effects and the recycling of water were 2 things made possible by swapping gravity with mechanical pumps.

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

Contemporary Statuary in Old Greece Sculptors ornamented the lavish columns and archways with renderings of the greek gods until the time came to a close and most Greeks had begun to think of their religion as superstitious rather than sacred; at that point, it became more common for sculptors be compensated to depict ordinary people as well.... read more


The Father Of Rome's Water Feature Design There are countless famous water fountains in Rome’s city center.Pretty much all of them were designed, architected and constructed by one of the greatest sculptors and designers of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini.... read more


The Benefits of Including an Indoor Wall Water Fountain Beautify and update your living space by adding an indoor wall fountain in your home.Your home or office can become noise-free, hassle-free and tranquil places for your family, friends, and clients when you have one of these fountains.... read more


Outdoor Water Fountains As Water Features A water feature is a large element which has water flowing in or through it.There is a broad array of such features going from something as simple as a suspended wall fountain or as elaborate as a courtyard tiered fountain.... read more


Can Garden Water fountains Help Purify The Air? If what you want is to breathe life into an otherwise dull ambiance, an indoor wall fountain can be the solution.Pleasant to the senses and advantageous to your health, these indoor features are an excellent addition to your home.... read more


Garden Fountains: The Minoan Culture On the Greek island of Crete, excavations have discovered channels of different varieties.They were used for water supply as well as removal of storm water and wastewater.... read more