Pets and Fountains

Public Water Features Found in Historical Documents

Public Water Features  Found Historical Documents 1899309527.jpg Public Water Features Found in Historical Documents Towns and communities depended on practical water fountains to conduct water for cooking, washing, and cleaning from nearby sources like ponds, channels, or springs. To generate water flow through a fountain until the end of the 1800’s, and produce a jet of water, required the force of gravity and a water source such as a creek or reservoir, situated higher than the fountain. Fountains all through history have been designed as memorials, impressing hometown citizens and travelers alike. The contemporary fountains of modern times bear little similarity to the very first water fountains. Crafted for drinking water and ceremonial purposes, the 1st fountains were simple carved stone basins. The initial stone basins are presumed to be from around 2000 B.C.. Early fountains used in ancient civilizations depended on gravity to manipulate the flow of water through the fountain. Drinking water was delivered by public fountains, long before fountains became elaborate public statues, as striking as they are functional. Fountains with ornate decoration started to appear in Rome in about 6 BC, normally gods and animals, made with natural stone or copper-base alloy. A well-engineered system of reservoirs and aqueducts kept Rome's public fountains supplied with fresh water.

The Many Good Reasons to Include a Wall Fountain

Many Good Reasons  Include Wall Fountain 22444058507.jpg The Many Good Reasons to Include a Wall Fountain The area outside your residence can be enhanced by adding a wall or a garden fountain to your landscaping or garden project. Many modern designers and artisans have been inspired by historical fountains and water features. As such, the effect of integrating one of these to your interior decor connects it to past times. The advantage of having a garden fountain extends beyond its beauty as it also appeals to birds and other wildlife, in addition to harmonizing the ecosystem with the water and moisture it releases into the atmosphere. Birds enticed by a fountain or bird bath often scare away irritating flying invaders, for instance.

The area necessary for a cascading or spouting fountain is considerable, so a wall fountain is the ideal size for a small yard. Either a stand-alone fountain with an even back and an attached basin placed against a fence or a wall, or a wall-mounted kind which is self-contained and hangs on a wall, are some of the options from which you can choose. A fountain can be added to an existing wall if you include some sort of fountain mask as well as a basin to collect the water at the bottom. Since the plumbing and masonry work is extensive to complete this type of job, you should hire a professional to do it rather than try to do it alone.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Water Fountains There are countless celebrated Roman fountains in its city center.One of the greatest sculptors and artists of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini planned, created and constructed almost all of them.... read more


Use a Garden Water fountain To Help Boost Air Quality You can animate your living area by installing an indoor wall fountain.Setting up this sort of indoor feature positively affects your senses and your general health.... read more


Architectural Sculpture in Historic Greece In the past, the vast majority of sculptors were paid by the temples to adorn the elaborate pillars and archways with renderings of the gods, but as the era came to a close it became more accepted for sculptors to present regular people as well because many Greeks had begun to think of their institution as superstitious rather than sacred.... read more


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Wall Fountains A Definition A water feature is a large element which has water streaming in or through it.A simple suspended fountain or an elaborate courtyard tiered fountain are just two varieties from the wide range of articles available.... read more


Pick from Any Number of Outdoor Wall Fountain Designs If you want to have a place to relax as well as add some flair to a small area such as a patio or courtyard, wall fountains are ideal because they do not take up much space.... read more


Architectural Statuary in Early Greece Though many sculptors were compensated by the temples to adorn the detailed columns and archways with renderings of the gods of old, as the period came to a close, it became more prevalent for sculptors to portray ordinary people as well because plenty of Greeks had started to think of their religion as superstitious rather than sacred.... read more