Pets and Fountains

Rome’s First Water Transport Systems

Rome’s First Water Transport SystemsRome’s First Water Transport Systems 229096687910166100.jpg Prior to 273, when the first elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was established in Roma, inhabitants who lived on hillsides had to journey further down to gather their water from natural sources. If inhabitants living at higher elevations did not have accessibility to springs or the aqueduct, they’d have to be dependent on the other existing solutions of the time, cisterns that accumulated rainwater from the sky and subterranean wells that received the water from under ground. From the beginning of the sixteenth century, water was routed to Pincian Hill via the underground channel of Acqua Vergine. As originally constructed, the aqueduct was provided along the length of its channel with pozzi (manholes) constructed at regular intervals. During the some 9 years he had the residence, from 1543 to 1552, Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi utilized these manholes to take water from the network in containers, though they were initially built for the function of maintaining and maintenance the aqueduct. He didn’t get sufficient water from the cistern that he had manufactured on his property to gather rainwater. That is when he made the decision to create an access point to the aqueduct that ran beneath his residential property.

Backyard Elegance: Garden Water fountains

Backyard  Elegance:  Garden Water fountains 8366667221573.jpg Backyard Elegance: Garden Water fountains It is also possible to place your outdoor water fountain near a wall since they do not need to be hooked to a nearby pond. Nowadays, you can eliminate digging, difficult installations and cleaning the pond. Due to its self-contained quality, this feature no longer requires plumbing work. All the same, water must be added regularly. Drain the water from the basin and put in fresh water whenever the surrounding area is dirty.

Stone and metal are most common elements employed to make garden wall fountains even though they can be manufactured from other materials as well. You need to know the style you are shooting for in order to pick the best suited material. It is best to look for exterior wall fountains which are easy to hang, hand-crafted and lightweight. The fountain you buy must be simple to maintain as well. Even though installing certain fountains can be hard, the majority require little work because the only parts which need special care are the re-circulating pump and the equipment to hang them. Little exertion is needed to liven up your garden with these types of water features.

An Introductory Guide to Herbs in Your Garden

An Introductory Guide to Herbs in Your Garden Natural herb gardening is a matter that many gardeners are drawn to.Introductory Guide Herbs Garden 570389382702.jpg These plants are easy to grow and have the appeal of instant gratification, as they can be used in soups, marinades, and other recipes. An herb garden is easy to maintain with minimum daily care, and planter gardens and potted herbs can be easily moved inside once autumn frosts begin, making it possible to maintain an herb garden all year long. Since perennial herbal plants do not die easily or need replanting every end of the year, they are a practical (and fun) addition to your garden. In addition, the varieties of herbs you prefer to cook with should affect your personal herb choices. Customize your herb garden to the kind of food you most routinely cook. For instance, plant cilantro if you prefer Mexican or Thai food. If you cook more Italian food, absolutely plant basil, oregano, and thyme. You must determine where your herb garden will be grown in order to decide which herbs will mature best. To make the job simpler, plant directly in the ground if you live in a mild climate without severe winters or summers This makes your property look stunning without the trouble of making or buying planters. There is practically nothing you can do to escape harsh weather conditions that might impact your plants. However, there's hope because planters can be moved indoors whenever there's bad weather outdoors so they are flexible and convenient for your herbs.

Bernini: The Genius Behind Italy's Most Impressive Water Fountains

Bernini: The Genius Behind Italy's Most Impressive Water Fountains The Barcaccia, a beautiful water fountain constructed at the base of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna, was Bernini's earliest fountain. Roman residents and site seers who enjoy verbal exchanges as well as being the company of others still go to this spot. Today, the city streets surrounding Bernini's fountain are a trendy area where people go to gather, something which the artist would have been pleased to learn. Dating back to around 1630, Pope Urbano VIII mandated what was to be the earliest fountain of the master's career. People can now see the fountain as an illustration of a great ship slowly sinking into the Mediterranean. Period reports dating back to the 16th century indicate that the fountain was built as a monument to those who lost their lives in the great flooding of the Tevere. In 1665, France was graced by Bernini's one-and-only extended voyage outside of Italy.

The Positive Benefits of Adding a wall fountain in Your Living Space

Positive Benefits  Adding  wall fountain Living  Space 2836566583107.jpg The Positive Benefits of Adding a wall fountain in Your Living Space The area outside your home can be enhanced by including a wall or a garden fountain to your landscaping or garden project. Contemporary designers and fountain builders alike use historical fountains and water features to shape their creations. Therefore, in order to link your home to earlier times, add one these in your decor. The water and moisture garden fountains release into the environment draws birds and other creatures, and also balances the ecosystem, all of which contribute to the advantages of including one of these beautiful water features. Flying, irritating insects, for instance, are scared away by the birds congregating around the fountain or birdbath.

Wall fountains are a good choice if your yard is small because they do not need much space as compared to a spouting or cascading fountain. There are two types of fountains to choose from including the freestanding version with a flat back and an attached basin set up against a fence or a wall in your yard, or the wall-mounted, self-contained version which is hung directly on a wall. 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. It is best not to undertake this job yourself as professional plumbers and masons are best suited to do this type of work.

"Old School" Fountain Manufacturers Frequently working as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and discerning scholars, all in one, fountain designers were multi-talented individuals from the 16th to the late 18th century.... read more


Contemporary Sculpture in Old Greece In the past, most sculptors were paid by the temples to adorn the elaborate columns and archways with renderings of the gods, but as the period came to a close it grew to be more common for sculptors to portray regular people as well because many Greeks had begun to think of their institution as superstitious rather than sacred.... read more


The Beauty of Simple Garden Decor: The Garden Fountain Having a pond in the vicinity of your garden water fountain is no longer required because they can now be placed on a wall close by.In addition, it is no longer necessary to dig, deal with a complicated installation procedure or tidy up the pond.... read more


The Positive Benefits of Adding a Fountain in Your Living Area A great way to enhance the look of your outdoor living area is to add a wall water feature or an exterior garden fountain to your landscaping or garden design.... read more


The Father Of Rome's Water Feature Design And Style There are numerous renowned fountains in the city center of Rome.One of the most distinguished sculptors and artists of the 17th century, virtually all of them were designed, conceived and constructed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.... read more


Where did Large Garden Fountains Begin? A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to provide drinking water, as well as for decorative purposes.... read more