Pets and Fountains

Contemporary Statues in Old Greece

Contemporary Statues Old Greece 031641131396.jpg Contemporary Statues in Old Greece Though many sculptors were remunerated by the temples to embellish the sophisticated columns and archways with renderings of the gods of old, as the period came to a close, it became more common for sculptors to depict ordinary people as well because many of Greeks had begun to think of their religion as superstitious rather than sacred. Portraiture came to be prevalent as well, and would be accepted by the Romans when they conquered the Greeks, and sometimes wealthy households would commission a depiction of their progenitors to be placed inside their grand familial tombs. A time of aesthetic enhancement, the use of sculpture and alternate art forms morphed during the Greek Classical period, so it is not entirely accurate to assume that the arts served only one function. Whether to satisfy a visual craving or to commemorate the figures of religion, Greek sculpture was an inventive approach in the ancient world, which may well be what draws our focus today.

At What Point Did Water Fountains Originate?

At What Point Did Water Fountains Originate? Pope Nicholas V, himself a learned man, ruled the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of ancient classic Greek texts into Latin.Point  Water Fountains  Originate? 12317370521.jpg In order to make Rome worthy of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope resolved to enhance the beauty of the city. Beginning in 1453, the ruined ancient Roman aqueduct known as the Aqua Vergine which had brought fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away, underwent restoration at the behest of the Pope. The historical Roman tradition of marking the arrival point of an aqueduct with an magnificent celebratory fountain, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was commissioned by the Pope to build a wall fountain where we now see the Trevi Fountain. The aqueduct he had reconditioned included modifications and extensions which eventually allowed it to supply water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the renowned baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.

A Small Garden Space? You Can Own a Water Feature too!

A Small Garden Space? You Can Own a Water Feature too! You can make your space appear bigger due to the reflective effect of water. In order to attain the optimum reflective properties of a water element or fountain, it is best to use dark materials.Small Garden Space? Can Water Feature too! 91609409844.jpg Night time is a great time to draw attention to the lighted, colored underwater lights in your new water feature. Eco-lights powered by sunlight can be used during the day whereas you can use lights to jazz up your garden at night. Relieving stress and anxiety with their relaxing sounds are some of the applications in nature medicine.

The foliage in your yard is a very good spot to fit in your water feature. Your pond, artificial waterway, or fountain is the perfect feature to draw people’s interest. Water features make great add ons to both large gardens or small patios. The atmosphere can be significantly modified by placing it in the best place and using the right accessories.

Keep Your Landscape Fountain Tidy Water fountains will keep working a long time with routine cleaning and maintenance.It is important to clean it out and take out any debris or foreign elements that might have gotten into or onto it.... read more


Use a Water Wall Fountain To Help Improve Air Quality An otherwise lackluster ambiance can be pepped up with an indoor wall fountain.Pleasant to the senses and beneficial to your well-being, these indoor features are an excellent addition to your home.... read more


The Basics of Herbaceous Garden Plants An Introduction to Containers Gardening & Herbal Plants.They are amazingly simple to grow both indoors or outdoors, and offer instant gratification as you can use them in a wide array of recipes including soups, marinades and sauces.... read more


Water Delivery Strategies in Ancient Rome Aqua Anio Vetus, the first raised aqueduct founded in Rome, began delivering the people living in the hills with water in 273 BC, although they had relied on natural springs up till then.... read more


Landscape Fountains: The Perfect Decor Accessory to Find Peace Your state of mind is positively influenced by having water in your garden.The trickling sounds coming from your fountain can be helpful in masking any loud sounds in your neighborhood.... read more