Pets and Fountains

The Earliest Recorded Fountains of History

The Earliest Recorded Fountains of History Water fountains were originally practical in purpose, used to bring water from rivers or springs to cities and hamlets, providing the residents with clean water to drink, wash, and cook with.Earliest Recorded  Fountains History 4268520664548029913.jpg In the days before electrical power, the spray of fountains was powered by gravity alone, often using an aqueduct or water source located far away in the surrounding mountains. Striking and spectacular, prominent water fountains have been crafted as memorials in many civilizations. If you saw the first fountains, you would not identify them as fountains. Simple stone basins created from local stone were the very first fountains, used for spiritual purposes and drinking water. 2000 B.C. is when the earliest identified stone fountain basins were used. The first fountains used in ancient civilizations relied on gravity to control the movement of water through the fountain. Drinking water was provided by public fountains, long before fountains became decorative public monuments, as attractive as they are practical. Fountains with flowery decoration started to show up in Rome in approximately 6 BC, usually gods and creatures, made with natural stone or copper-base alloy. A well-designed system of reservoirs and aqueducts kept Rome's public water fountains supplied with fresh water.

Where did Landscape Fountains Originate from?

Landscape Fountains Originate from? 88471079894606.jpg Where did Landscape Fountains Originate from? The incredible architecture of a fountain allows it to provide clean water or shoot water high into air for dramatic effect and it can also serve as an excellent design feature to complement your home.

The central purpose of a fountain was originally strictly practical. Water fountains were linked to a spring or aqueduct to supply potable water as well as bathing water for cities, townships and villages. Used until the nineteenth century, in order for fountains to flow or shoot up into the air, their source of water such as reservoirs or aqueducts, had to be higher than the water fountain in order to benefit from gravity. Fountains were not only utilized as a water source for drinking water, but also to adorn homes and celebrate the artist who created it. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often times used by Romans to decorate their fountains. To replicate the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages introduced fountains to their designs. Fountains enjoyed a significant role in the Gardens of Versailles, all part of French King Louis XIV’s desire to exert his power over nature. To mark the entryway of the restored Roman aqueducts, the Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries commissioned the building of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts arrived in the city of Rome

Indoor plumbing became the main source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby restricting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. The creation of special water effects and the recycling of water were two things made possible by replacing gravity with mechanical pumps.

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

Outdoor Fountain Builders Through History Multi-talented individuals, fountain designers from the 16th to the late 18th century frequently served as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and highly educated scholars all in one person.... read more


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The Godfather Of Rome's Water Fountains In Rome’s city center, there are countless famous fountains.Gian Lorenzo Bernini, one of the greatest sculptors and artists of the 17th century planned, created and constructed almost all of them.... read more


The Godfather Of Roman Fountains In Rome’s city center, there are many easily recognized water fountains.One of the best ever sculptors and artists of the 17th century, almost all of them were planned, conceptualized and constructed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.... read more