Pets and Fountains

The Outcome of the Norman Invasion on Anglo-Saxon Landscaping

Outcome Norman Invasion Anglo-Saxon Landscaping 5286823354463252743.jpg The Outcome of the Norman Invasion on Anglo-Saxon Landscaping The arrival of the Normans in the later half of the eleventh century considerably transformed The Anglo-Saxon ways of living. Engineering and horticulture were skills that the Normans excelled in, trumping that of the Anglo-Saxons at the time of the occupation. But nevertheless home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the general population. Monasteries and castles served different purposes, so while monasteries were massive stone structures built in only the most fruitful, wide dales, castles were set upon blustery knolls where the occupants focused on understanding offensive and defensive practices. Gardening, a quiet occupation, was unfeasible in these unproductive fortifications. The purest example of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent in modern times is Berkeley Castle. The keep is said to date from the time of William the Conqueror. A big terrace intended for exercising and as a means to stop enemies from mining below the walls runs about the building. On one of these parapets is a scenic bowling green covered in grass and surrounded by an aged hedge of yew that has been shaped into coarse battlements.

Can Landscape Fountains Help Detoxify The Air?

Can Landscape Fountains Help Detoxify Air? 28443741574049.jpg Can Landscape Fountains Help Detoxify The Air? If what you are after is to breathe life into an otherwise uninspiring ambiance, an indoor wall fountain can be the solution. Pleasant to the senses and beneficial to your well-being, these indoor features are an excellent addition to your home. The research behind this theory endorses the idea that water fountains can positively impact your health. The negative ions generated by water features are countered by the positive ions emitted by present-day conveniences. Undeniable favorable changes in mental and physical health emerge when negative ions overpower positive ions. You can become more alert, relaxed and lively due to an boost in the serotonin levels resulting from these types of features. An improved mood as well as a removal of air impurities comes from the negative ions released by indoor wall fountains They also help to eliminate allergies, pollutants as well as other types of irritants. Finally, these fountains absorb dust particles and micro-organisms in the air thereby affecting your general well-being for the better.

Ancient Greece: The Inception of Garden Statue Design A good number of sculptors were remunerated by the temples to accentuate the elaborate columns and archways with renderings of the gods right up until the stage came to a close and countless Greeks began to think of their religion as superstitious rather than sacred, when it became more common for sculptors to portray everyday men and women as well.... read more


Aspects of Garden Sculpture in Archaic Greece The first freestanding statuary was designed by the Archaic Greeks, a distinguished success since until then the only carvings in existence were reliefs cut into walls and pillars.... read more


Bernini: The Genius Behind Italy's Most Impressive Fountains Bernini's earliest water fountain, named Barcaccia, is a breath taking work of art found at the bottom of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna.To this day, this area is filled with Roman locals and travelers alike who enjoy conversation and each other's company.... read more


Outdoor Water Features Come in Lots of Forms and Sizes Is it possible for you to transform your yard into a haven of peace?Integrating a fountain into your garden provides tranquility as well as numerous beneficial effects that come with having a water feature.... read more