Pets and Fountains

Attractive Wall Fountains

Attractive Wall FountainsAttractive Wall  Fountains 377516441029598.jpg Your family and friends will appreciate the charm a wall fountain brings to your decor. In addition to the relaxing background sounds a wall water feature adds to any living space, it also imparts beauty. Think of the positive effects it will have on visitors when they experience its wondrous sights and sounds.

Even a living space with a contemporary look can be improved with a wall fountain. If you wish to embellish your modern-day decor, look into adding one made of stainless steel or glass. Is space limited in your house or place of work? A wall water fountain might be the perfect solution for you. They take up no space since they are placed on a wall. You may notice that many busy business lobbies have fountains. Interior spaces are not the only places to display a wall fountain, however. Fiberglass and resin are ideal materials to use for exterior wall water features. Liven up your garden, deck, or other outdoor space with a water fountain made of these waterproof materials.

Wall fountains come in a bunch of diverse styles covering the modern to the traditional and rustic. You can choose the best style based upon your personal preferences. A mountain lodge might require a classic material such as slate whereas a high rise apartment might need sleek glass to enliven the interior space. Your personal design plans determine the material you select. Fountains are features which no doubt impress folks who visit your home.

A Smaller Garden Area? You Can Own a Water Fountain too!

A Smaller Garden Area? You Can Own a Water Fountain too! The reflective properties of water means it can make smaller areas appear bigger than they are. Water features such as fountains benefit from the reflective attributes stemming from dark materials. Night time is a great time to draw attention to the illuminated, colored underwater lights in your new water feature. Sunlight is required to power eco-lights during the day time while underwater lights are great for night use. Often utilized in natural therapies, they help to reduce anxiety and stress with their calming sounds.

The foliage in your yard is a very good spot to fit in your water feature.Smaller Garden Area? Can Water Fountain too! 5617962120931.jpg Turn your water feature such as a pond, artificial river, or fountain to turn the central component of your backyard. Examples of areas where you can install a water element include large yards or small patios. The best way to perfect the ambience, position it in a good place and use the right accompaniments.

Anglo Saxon Gardens at the Time of the Norman Conquest

Anglo Saxon Gardens at the Time of the Norman Conquest The introduction of the Normans in the second half of the eleventh century greatly modified The Anglo-Saxon ways of living.Anglo Saxon Gardens  Time Norman Conquest 44012523165033556608.jpg The ability of the Normans exceeded the Anglo-Saxons' in design and agriculture at the time of the conquest. But the Normans had to pacify the overall territory before they could focus on home life, domestic architecture, and decoration. Castles were more fundamental designs and often erected on blustery hills, where their tenants spent both time and space to exercising offense and defense, while monasteries were considerable stone buildings, commonly positioned in the widest, most fruitful hollows. The bare fortresses did not provide for the peaceful avocation of farming. The best specimen of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent today is Berkeley Castle. It is said that the keep was created during William the Conqueror's time. A monumental terrace serves as a hindrance to invaders who would attempt to mine the walls of the building. On one of these parapets is a picturesque bowling green covered in grass and enclosed by an aged hedge of yew that has been designed into coarse battlements.

Public Water Features Recorded by History

Public Water Features  Recorded History 023580088.jpg Public Water Features Recorded by History Water fountains were originally practical in function, used to bring water from rivers or springs to cities and villages, supplying the residents with clean water to drink, bathe, and cook with. To produce water flow through a fountain until the end of the 1800’s, and generate a jet of water, demanded the force of gravity and a water source such as a creek or reservoir, positioned higher than the fountain. The appeal and spectacle of fountains make them perfect for traditional monuments. Rough in style, the first water fountains didn't appear much like contemporary fountains. A stone basin, carved from rock, was the very first fountain, used for holding water for drinking and ceremonial purposes. Natural stone basins as fountains have been uncovered from 2,000 BC. The spray of water appearing from small spouts was forced by gravity, the only power source designers had in those days. Drinking water was supplied by public fountains, long before fountains became elaborate public statues, as pretty as they are functional. The Romans began creating ornate fountains in 6 B.C., most of which were metallic or natural stone masks of animals and mythological characters. Water for the open fountains of Rome was brought to the city via a complex system of water aqueducts.

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

Bernini: Genius Behind Italy's Impressive Water Fountains 42923240138554735183.jpg Bernini: The Genius Behind Italy's Most Impressive Water Fountains The Barcaccia, a beautiful fountain constructed at the base of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna, was Bernini's earliest fountain. This area is still filled with Roman locals and tourists who enjoy exchanging gossip or going over the day's news. Today, the city streets surrounding Bernini's fountain are a trendy place where people go to meet, something which the artist would have been pleased to learn. The master's first water fountain of his professional life was built at around 1630 at the request of Pope Urbano VIII. Illustrated in the fountain's design is a large vessel gradually sinking into the Mediterranean Sea. 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 time. In what became his only extended absence from Italy, Bernini {journeyed | traveled] to France in 1665.

The Dissemination of Outdoor Fountain Design Knowledge

The Dissemination of Outdoor Fountain Design KnowledgeDissemination Outdoor Fountain Design Knowledge 668026802435817.jpg Dissiminating pragmatic hydraulic knowledge and fountain design ideas throughout Europe was accomplished with the written papers and illustrated books of the time. In the later part of the 1500's, a French fountain designer (whose name has been lost) was the internationally distinguished hydraulics leader. By creating gardens and grottoes with built-in and ingenious water attributes, he started off his profession in Italy by earning imperial mandates in Brussels, London and Germany. He penned a book entitled “The Principles of Moving Forces” towards the conclusion of his lifetime while in France which became the fundamental text on hydraulic technology and engineering. Explaining modern hydraulic systems, the publication furthermore modernized critical hydraulic breakthroughs of classical antiquity. Archimedes, the creator of the water screw, had his work featured and these integrated a mechanized means to move water. A pair of concealed vessels heated by the sun's rays in a area adjacent to the creative water feature were found in an illustration. Actuating the fountain is hot water which expands and rises to seal up the conduits. Yard ponds as well as pumps, water wheels, and water feature concepts are talked about in the publication.

Acqua Vergine: The Remedy to Rome's Water Problems Aqua Anio Vetus, the first raised aqueduct built in Rome, began providing the people living in the hills with water in 273 BC, although they had depended on natural springs up till then.... read more


Bernini’s First Italian Fountains The Barcaccia, Bernini's first water fountain, is a striking chef d'oeuvre built at the base of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna.To this day, this spot is flooded with Roman locals and tourists alike who enjoy debate and each other's company.... read more


Large Garden Fountains: The Perfect Decor Accessory to Find Serenity Water gives peace to your garden environment.The sounds of a fountain are perfect to block out the noise in your neighborhood or in the city where you live.... read more


The Various Construction Materials of Large Garden Fountains Most contemporary garden fountains come in metal, although various other types exist.Metals tend to create clean lines and unique sculptural accents and can fit almost any style or budget.... read more


The Wide Array of Exterior Water Features Is it possible for you to transform your garden into a haven of peace?The calming feeling created by outdoor fountains is just one of the benefits of adding a water feature in your garden.... read more


What Are Wall fountains Manufactured From? Garden fountains today are typically made from metal, although you can find them in other materials too.Those made from metals have clean lines and attractive sculptural elements, and are flexible enough to fit any budget and decor.... read more


How Technical Designs of Water Fountains Spread Spreading practical hydraulic knowledge and fountain design ideas throughout Europe was accomplished with the written documents and illustrated publications of the time.... read more