Pets and Fountains

Anglo Saxon Grounds at the Time of the Norman Conquest

Anglo Saxon Grounds at the Time of the Norman Conquest The introduction of the Normans in the later half of the 11th century substantially modified The Anglo-Saxon ways of living. The Normans were much better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power. But nevertheless home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the entire population. Monasteries and castles served separate purposes, so while monasteries were large stone structures assembled in only the most productive, wide dales, castles were set upon blustery knolls where the residents focused on learning offensive and defensive tactics. Gardening, a quiet occupation, was impracticable in these fruitless fortifications. The purest specimen of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent in modern times is Berkeley Castle. The keep is reported to have been developed during the time of William the Conqueror. As a method of deterring assailants from tunneling underneath the walls, an immense terrace encircles the building. A picturesque bowling green, enveloped in grass and enclosed by battlements cut out of an ancient yew hedge, creates one of the terraces.

Aspects of Garden Statues in Archaic Greece

Aspects of Garden Statues in Archaic Greece Archaic Greeks were well known for providing the first freestanding statuary; up till then, most carvings were constructed out of walls and pillars as reliefs. Kouros figures, statues of adolescent, good-looking male or female (kore) Greeks, made up the bulk of the sculptures. The kouroi were believed by the Greeks to typify beauty and were sculpted with one foot leading and an uncompromising firmness to their forward-facing poses; the male statues were always strapping, brawny, and nude. Life-sized versions of the kouroi appeared beginning in 650 BC.Aspects Garden Statues Archaic Greece 365380397931042.jpg A substantial period of transformation for the Greeks, the Archaic period introduced about newer forms of state, expressions of art, and a higher comprehension of people and customs outside of Greece. Still, these battles did little to hamper the development of the Greek civilization.

Early Water Delivery Techniques in The City Of Rome

Early Water Delivery Techniques in The City Of Rome Prior to 273, when the 1st elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was established in Roma, residents who dwelled on hills had to journey further down to gather their water from natural sources.Early Water Delivery Techniques City Rome 6960184526698620970.jpg When aqueducts or springs weren’t easily accessible, people living at greater elevations turned to water removed from underground or rainwater, which was made possible by wells and cisterns. Beginning in the sixteenth century, a newer system was introduced, using Acqua Vergine’s subterranean sections to generate water to Pincian Hill. As originally constructed, the aqueduct was provided along the length of its channel with pozzi (manholes) constructed at regular intervals. During the some nine years he possessed the property, from 1543 to 1552, Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi utilized these manholes to take water from the network in buckets, though they were previously designed for the objective of maintaining and maintaining the aqueduct. Apparently, the rainwater cistern on his property wasn’t sufficient to satisfy his needs. That is when he decided to create an access point to the aqueduct that ran below his property.

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