Pets and Fountains

Water Transport Solutions in Early Rome

Water Transport Solutions in Early Rome Aqua Anio Vetus, the first raised aqueduct founded in Rome, started providing the people living in the hills with water in 273 BC, though they had counted on natural springs up till then. When aqueducts or springs weren’t easily accessible, people dwelling at higher elevations turned to water removed from underground or rainwater, which was made possible by wells and cisterns.Water Transport Solutions Early Rome 9293471057439.jpg Beginning in the sixteenth century, a brand new method was introduced, using Acqua Vergine’s subterranean segments to deliver water to Pincian Hill. As originally constructed, the aqueduct was provided along the length of its channel with pozzi (manholes) constructed at regular intervals. Though they were initially manufactured to make it possible to service the aqueduct, Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi started using the manholes to collect water from the channel, opening when he obtained the property in 1543. Reportedly, the rainwater cistern on his property wasn’t adequate to meet his needs. To give himself with a more efficient system to assemble water, he had one of the manholes opened up, offering him access to the aqueduct below his property.

The Dissemination of Outdoor Fountain Design Technology

The Dissemination of Outdoor Fountain Design Technology The published papers and illustrated books of the time contributed to the advancements of scientific technology, and were the primary methods of spreading practical hydraulic facts and water feature suggestions all through Europe. A globally recognized leader in hydraulics in the late 1500's was a French water fountain engineer, whose name has been lost to history. By designing landscapes and grottoes with built-in and ingenious water features, he started off his career in Italy by getting imperial commissions in Brussels, London and Germany. “The Principles of Moving Forces”, a guide that turned into the fundamental text on hydraulic technology and engineering, was written by him toward the end of his lifetime in France.Dissemination Outdoor Fountain Design Technology 40817781535632971.jpg Updating key hydraulic advancements of classical antiquity, the book also highlights contemporary hydraulic technologies. The water screw, a mechanical method to move water, and developed by Archimedes, was highlighted in the book. An beautiful spring with sunlight heating the liquid in two vessels stashed in an nearby room was presented in one illustration. Actuating the water feature is hot water which expands and ascends to close up the pipes. Pumps, water wheels, water attributes and garden pond concepts are covered in the book.

Ancient Water Fountain Designers Water feature designers were multi-talented people from the 16th to the late 18th century, often working as architects, sculptors, artisans, engineers and highly educated scholars all in one person.... read more


"Old School" Garden Fountain Designers Multi-talented people, fountain designers from the 16th to the late 18th century typically served as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and highly educated scholars all in one.... read more


The Genesis Of Fountains 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


Where did Garden Water Fountains Begin? The incredible construction 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.... read more


Installation and Maintenance of Outdoor Garden Fountains Installing an outdoor wall fountain requires that you take into account the dimensions of the space where you are going to place it.A solid wall is absolutely needed to hold up its total weight.... read more


Rome’s First Water Delivery Solutions Rome’s 1st elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in 273 BC; before that, citizens living at higher elevations had to depend on natural streams for their water.... read more


The Benefits of Solar Outdoor Fountains There are various energy sources which can be utilized to power your garden wall fountain.While electricity has been used up to now to power them, there has been renewed interest in environmentally-friendly solar powered models.... read more


Bernini: The Master of Italy's Greatest Water Fountains One can find Bernini's earliest masterpiece, the Barcaccia water fountain, at the base of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna.This spot continues to be filled with Roman locals and visitors who like to exchanging gossip or going over the day's news.... read more