Pets and Fountains

Bernini: The Genius Behind Italy's Greatest Water Fountains

Bernini: The Genius Behind Italy's Greatest Water Fountains Bernini's earliest fountain, named Barcaccia, is a breath taking work of art seen at the foot of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna. Roman locals and site seers who appreciate conversation as well as being the company of others still flood this spot. Today, the city streets around Bernini's fountain are a trendy place where people go to meet, something which the artist would have been pleased to learn. In about 1630, the great master designed the very first water fountain of his career at the behest of Pope Ubano VIII. An enormous vessel slowly sinking into the Mediterranean is the fountain's central theme. The great 16th century flooding of the Tevere, which left the entire region inundated with water, was memorialized by the fountain according to writings from the period. In 1665, France was graced by Bernini's one-and-only prolonged trip outside of Italy.

Anglo-Saxon Gardens During the Norman Conquest

Anglo-Saxon Gardens During the Norman Conquest Anglo-Saxons experienced great changes to their day-to-day lives in the latter half of the eleventh century due to the accession of the Normans. At the time of the conquest, the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons in building design and cultivation.Anglo-Saxon Gardens  Norman Conquest 588435935.jpg But the Normans had to pacify the overall territory before they could focus on home life, domestic architecture, and decoration. Most often built upon windy summits, castles were basic constructs that allowed their occupants to devote time and space to offensive and defensive programs, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings frequently placed in only the most fecund, extensive valleys. Relaxing pastimes such as gardening were out of place in these desolate citadels. Berkeley Castle, potentially the most unspoiled model of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture, still exists in the present day. It is said that the keep was developed during William the Conqueror's time. A large terrace intended for walking and as a means to stop attackers from mining under the walls runs around the building. A scenic bowling green, covered in grass and enclosed by battlements clipped out of an ancient yew hedge, creates one of the terraces.

Garden Fountains: An Ideal Decor Accessory to Find Serenity

Garden Fountains: An Ideal Decor Accessory to Find SerenityGarden Fountains: Ideal  Decor Accessory Find  Serenity 255348008757.jpg Water adds tranquility to your garden environment. The noise in your community can be masked by the soft sounds of a fountain. This is the perfect spot to relax and experience nature around you. Considered a great healing element, many water treatments use big bodies of water such as seas, oceans and rivers in their treatments. If you desire a celestial spot to go to relax your body and mind, get yourself a pond or water fountain.

The Charm of Wall Water Fountains Introducing a wall fountain as a design element will make a great impression on your family and friends.Your wall water feature will not only add style to your living area but also provide relaxing background sounds.... read more


Use a Outdoor Wall Fountain To Help Improve Air Quality An otherwise boring ambiance can be livened up with an indoor wall fountain.Installing this sort of indoor feature positively affects your senses and your general health.... read more


Outdoor Wall Fountains: The Many Designs on the Market Small patios or courtyards are a perfect place to set up wall fountains since they add style to an area with little space.Conventional, antique, contemporary, or Asian are just a few of the styles you can choose from when looking for an outdoor wall fountain to your liking.... read more


Rome’s Early Water Transport Systems With the construction of the very first elevated aqueduct in Rome, the Aqua Anio Vetus in 273 BC, people who lived on the city’s foothills no longer had to rely solely on naturally-occurring spring water for their needs.... read more


Outdoor Elegance: Large Outdoor Fountains Having a pond near your garden water fountain is no longer necessary because they can now be placed on a wall close by.Excavating, installing and maintaining a nearby pond are no longer needed.... read more