Pets and Fountains

The Magificent Early Masterpieces by Bernini

The Magificent Early Masterpieces by Bernini The Barcaccia, Bernini's first fountain, is a striking chef d'oeuvre built at the foot of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna.Magificent  Early Masterpieces Bernini 43887118445.jpg This area is still filled with Roman locals and tourists who like to exchanging gossip or going over the day's news. One of the city’s most fashionable gathering spots are the streets surrounding Bernini's fountain, which would undoubtedly have brought a smile to the great Bernini. The master's very first fountain of his professional life was built at around 1630 at the request of Pope Urbano VIII. A large vessel slowly sinking into the Mediterranean is the fountain's main theme. The great 16th century flood of the Tevere, which left the entire region inundated with water, was memorialized by the water fountain according to documents from the period. Absenting himself from Italy only once in his life for a long-lasting period of time, in 1665 Bernini voyaged to France.

The Advantages of Solar Energy Powered Garden Fountains

The Advantages of Solar Energy Powered Garden FountainsAdvantages  Solar Energy Powered  Garden Fountains 7211219874127007527.jpg Your garden wall fountain can be powered by a variety of power sources. The recent interest in alternative power has led to a rise in the use of solar run fountains, even though till now they have primarily been powered by electricity. The initial expenses to run your fountain on solar energy are probably going to be steaper, but you should keep in mind that in the long run it will be the more affordable option. Terra cotta, copper, porcelain, or bronze are used to make solar operated water fountains. If you are looking for one which compliments your home furnishings, the assortment available on the market makes this possible. Such fountains can be easily maintained, and you can feel good about making a real contribution to the eco-system while also creating a relaxing garden sanctuary.

Interior wall fountains not only give you something beautiful to look at, they also serve to cool your house. Employing the same methods used in air conditioners and evaporative coolers, they are a great alternative to cool your home. You can also save on your utility costs because they use less energy.

One way to produce a cooling effect is to fan fresh, dry air across them. Utilizing the ceiling fan or air from a corner of the room can help to enhance circulation. The most critical consideration is to make sure that the air is continuously flowing over the surface of the water. It is natural for fountains and waterfalls to produce cool, crisp air. A big community fountain or a water fall will generate a sudden chilliness in the air. Be certain to position your fountain cooling system where it will not be subjected to extra heat. Direct sunlight, for example, diminishes the ability of your fountain to generate cold air.

Aqueducts: The Answer to Rome's Water Problems

Aqueducts: The Answer to Rome's Water Problems Prior to 273, when the first elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was established in Roma, citizens who dwelled on hillsides had to travel further down to get their water from natural sources. If residents residing at higher elevations did not have access to springs or the aqueduct, they’d have to count on the other existing solutions of the day, cisterns that collected rainwater from the sky and subterranean wells that received the water from below ground. To furnish water to Pincian Hill in the early 16th century, they employed the emerging method of redirecting the movement from the Acqua Vergine aqueduct’s underground channel. Pozzi, or manholes, were built at standard stretches along the aqueduct’s channel. Although they were initially developed to make it possible to support the aqueduct, Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi started using the manholes to get water from the channel, opening when he purchased the property in 1543. Apparently, the rainwater cistern on his property wasn’t good enough to meet his needs. Fortunately, the aqueduct sat just below his property, and he had a shaft opened to give him access.

Water Garden Fountains Lost to History

Water Garden Fountains Lost to History The water from creeks and other sources was initially provided to the inhabitants of nearby towns and cities via water fountains, whose purpose was mainly practical, not artistic. Gravity was the power supply of water fountains up until the conclusion of the 19th century, using the forceful power of water traveling downhill from a spring or brook to push the water through valves or other outlets. Inspirational and impressive, big water fountains have been designed as monuments in many societies. When you encounter a fountain nowadays, that is certainly not what the 1st water fountains looked like.Water Garden Fountains Lost History 8837264036.jpg A stone basin, crafted from rock, was the first fountain, used for containing water for drinking and ceremonial functions. The initial stone basins are thought to be from around 2000 BC. Gravity was the energy source that controlled the initial water fountains. The location of the fountains was influenced by the water source, which is why you’ll normally find them along aqueducts, canals, or streams. Fountains with ornamental Gods, mythological beasts, and animals began to show up in Rome in about 6 B.C., crafted from natural stone and bronze. The City of Rome had an elaborate system of aqueducts that delivered the water for the countless fountains that were located throughout the city.

Where did Garden Water Fountains Come From?

Where did Garden Water Fountains Come From? The amazing or ornamental effect of a fountain is just one of the purposes it fulfills, in addition to providing drinking water and adding a decorative touch to your property.

The primary purpose of a fountain was originally strictly practical. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, via aqueducts or springs nearby. Until the late 19th, century most water fountains functioned using gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a supply of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Fountains were an excellent source of water, and also served to decorate living areas and celebrate the designer. Roman fountains often depicted images of animals or heroes made of metal or stone masks.Garden Water Fountains  Come From? 94439866695.jpg Throughout the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners included fountains to create mini variations of the gardens of paradise. King Louis XIV of France wanted to demonstrate his superiority over nature by including fountains in the Gardens of Versailles. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries created baroque decorative fountains to exalt the Popes who commissioned them as well as to mark the location where the restored Roman aqueducts entered the city.

Since indoor plumbing became the norm of the day for fresh, drinking water, by the end of the 19th century urban fountains were no longer needed for this purpose and they became purely ornamental. Gravity was substituted by mechanical pumps in order to permit fountains to bring in clean water and allow for amazing water displays.

Modern-day fountains function mostly as decoration for public spaces, to honor individuals or events, and enhance entertainment and recreational events.

Your Herb Garden: The Basic Concepts An Overview of Containers Gardening & Herbal Plants.Herbs are very straight forward to cultivate indoors or outdoors and provide near-instant gratification, they are used in marinades, sauces, soups and other fantastic dishes.... read more


Rome, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, And Fountains In Rome’s city center, there are countless easily recognized water fountains.Gian Lorenzo Bernini, one of the greatest sculptors and artists of the 17th century designed, created and built virtually all of them.... read more


The Garden Fountains As initially conceived, fountains were designed to be practical, guiding water from creeks or reservoirs to the citizens of cities and villages, where the water could be used for cooking food, cleaning, and drinking.... read more


How Your Home or Office Benefit from an Interior Wall Water Feature Beautify and update your living space by including an indoor wall fountain in your house.You can create a noise-free, stressless and comforting ambiance for your family, friends and clientele by installing this type of fountain.... read more


The Advantages of Photovoltaic Outdoor Water fountains Garden wall fountains can be powered in several different ways.The recent interest in eco-friendly power has led to a rise in the use of solar powered fountains, even though till now they have mainly been powered by electricity.... read more


The Grace of Simple Garden Decor: The Outdoor Garden Fountain Since garden water fountains are no longer dependent on a nearby pond, it is possible to install them close to a wall.Excavating, installing and cleaning a nearby pond are no longer necessary.... read more


A Small Garden Area? You Can Have a Water Fountain too! Since water is reflective, it has the effect of making a small spot appear bigger than it is.Dark materials increase the reflective properties of a fountain or water feature.... read more


Setting Up and Maintaining Landscape Fountains A very important first step is to think about the proportions of the outdoor wall fountain with regards to the area you have available for it.It will need a strong wall to support its total weight.... read more