Pets and Fountains

Rome’s Ingenious Water Transport Systems

Rome’s Ingenious Water Transport Systems Prior to 273, when the first elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in Roma, inhabitants who lived on hills had to journey even further down to gather their water from natural sources. When aqueducts or springs weren’t easily accessible, people living at raised elevations turned to water pulled from underground or rainwater, which was made available by wells and cisterns.Rome’s Ingenious Water Transport Systems 861510733.jpg Starting in the sixteenth century, a unique strategy was introduced, using Acqua Vergine’s subterranean portions to generate water to Pincian Hill. The aqueduct’s channel was made available by pozzi, or manholes, that were installed along its length when it was initially designed. The manholes made it less demanding to clean the channel, but it was also achievable to use buckets to remove water from the aqueduct, as we witnessed with Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi when he owned the property from 1543 to 1552, the year he died. It seems that, the rainwater cistern on his property wasn’t enough to fulfill his needs. Thankfully, the aqueduct sat under his property, and he had a shaft opened to give him accessibility.

Back Story of Garden Water Fountains

Back Story  Garden Water Fountains 47744936.jpg Back Story of Garden Water Fountains The translation of hundreds of ancient Greek documents into Latin was commissioned by the scholarly Pope Nicholas V who ruled the Church in Rome from 1397 until 1455. In order to make Rome worthy of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope resolved to embellish the beauty of the city. In 1453 the Pope instigated the rebuilding of the Aqua Vergine, an ancient Roman aqueduct which had carried fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away. The ancient Roman custom of building an imposing commemorative fountain at the point where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was resurrected by Nicholas V. The Trevi Fountain now occupies the space previously filled with a wall fountain built by Leon Battista Albert, an architect commissioned by the Pope. The Trevi Fountain as well as the renowned baroque fountains found in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona were eventually supplied with water from the altered aqueduct he had rebuilt.

What Are Fountains Made From?

What Are Fountains Made From? Garden fountains today are mostly made from metal, though you can find them in other materials too. Metals tend to yield clean lines and unique sculptural accents and can fit almost any design theme or budget. It is very important that your landscape design reflects the style of your residence.

At present, copper is very common for sculptural garden fountains. Copper fountains are the ideal option because they are perfect for the inside and outside. Copper is also versatile enough that you can pick a range of styles for your fountain, from contemporary to whimsical.

If your style is more conventional, a brass water fountain might work for you. You will see a lot of brass fountains, as their interesting artwork makes them popular even if they are on the more traditional side.

Of all the metals, stainless steel is recognized as the most modern -looking. If you select a cutting-edge steel design, both the value and tranquility of your garden will get a nice lift. As with any type of fountain, they are available in many sizes.Fountains  Made  From? 9133161014823.jpg

For people who want the appearance of a metal fountain but want a lighter weight and more affordable option, fiberglass is the answer. The maintenance of fiberglass water fountains is quite simple, so they have many advantages that people appreciate.

The Broad Array of Outdoor Wall Water Fountains

The Broad Array of Outdoor Wall Water FountainsBroad  Array  Outdoor Wall Water Fountains 457760123472.jpg You can find peace and quiet when you add a wall fountain in your backyard or patio. You can have one made to fit your requirements even if you have a minimum amount of space. Both the stand alone and fitted models need to have a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump. There are any number of models to choose from most notably traditional, contemporary, classic, or Asian.

Usually quite large, freestanding wall fountains, also known as floor fountains, have their basins on the floor.

A wall-mounted water feature can either be incorporated onto a wall already in existence or fitted into a wall under construction. The appearance of your landscape will seem more unified instead of disjointed when you install this style of fountain.

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