Pets and Fountains

Attributes of Outdoor Statuary in Archaic Greece

Attributes of Outdoor Statuary in Archaic Greece The primitive Greeks manufactured the 1st freestanding statuary, an amazing achievement as most sculptures up until then had been reliefs cut into walls and pillars. Kouros figures, sculptures of young, attractive male or female (kore) Greeks, made up the bulk of the statues. Symbolizing beauty to the Greeks, the kouroi were crafted to look stiff and commonly had foot in front; the males were healthy, sturdy, and nude. The kouroi grew to be life-sized beginning in 650 BC. During the Archaic period, a big time of change, the Greeks were evolving new types of government, expressions of art, and a greater comprehension of people and cultures outside Greece. Similar to other periods of historical conflict, disputes were commonplace, and there were struggles between city-states like The Arcadian wars, the Spartan invasion of Samos.

The Original Garden Fountains

The Original Garden Fountains Villages and communities relied on functional water fountains to conduct water for preparing food, washing, and cleaning up from local sources like ponds, channels, or springs. A supply of water higher in elevation than the fountain was required to pressurize the movement and send water squirting from the fountain's spout, a technology without equal until the late 19th century. Typically used as memorials and commemorative edifices, water fountains have inspired travelers from all over the world throughout the ages. If you saw the earliest fountains, you probably would not recognize them as fountains. A natural stone basin, carved from rock, was the very first fountain, utilized for containing water for drinking and religious purposes. Stone basins are thought to have been first used around 2,000 BC. Early fountains used in ancient civilizations depended on gravity to control the movement of water through the fountain. The placement of the fountains was driven by the water source, which is why you’ll commonly find them along reservoirs, canals, or rivers. Fountains with ornamental Gods, mythological beasts, and creatures began to appear in Rome in about 6 BC, made from stone and bronze. A well-designed system of reservoirs and aqueducts kept Rome's public water fountains supplied with fresh water.

The Impact of the Norman Conquest on Anglo-Saxon Landscaping

Impact Norman Conquest Anglo-Saxon Landscaping 296319151268.jpg The Impact of the Norman Conquest on Anglo-Saxon Landscaping The introduction of the Normans in the second half of the 11th century irreparably improved The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle. At the time of the conquest, the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons in building design and cultivation. But before concentrating on home-life or having the occasion to contemplate domestic architecture or decoration, the Normans had to subjugate an entire population. Castles were more basic designs and often erected on blustery hills, where their people spent both time and space to practicing offense and defense, while monasteries were large stone buildings, regularly positioned in the widest, most fertile hollows. The tranquil practice of gardening was impractical in these dismal bastions. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is exemplified in Berkeley Castle, which is perhaps the most unscathed illustration we have. The keep is rumored to have been invented during the time of William the Conqueror. A spacious terrace intended for exercising and as a means to stop enemies from mining under the walls runs about the building. On one of these terraces lies a charming bowling green: it's covered in grass and flanked by an old yew hedge that is created into the shape of rough ramparts.

Attractive Wall Water Features

Attractive Wall Water Features Adding a wall fountain as a decoration element will make a great impression on your family and friends.Attractive Wall  Water Features 51430561814234.jpg In addition to the relaxing background sounds a wall water feature adds to any living space, it also imparts elegance. In order to leave a lasting memory on your friends, share the beauty and gentle sounds of your water feature with them.

Even a living space with a modern-day design can be improved with a wall fountain. Stainless steel or glass are two of the materials used to make modern-day types which add a stylish element to your decor. Is your residence or commercial space in short supply? The best alternative for you is a wall water fountain. They take up no room since they are placed on a wall. Busy entryways in corporate buildings are often decorated with one of these kinds of fountains. Wall fountains are not limited to inside use, however. Fiberglass or resin wall water features can be placed outdoors. Courtyards, porches, or other outdoor spaces needing a stylish touch should include a water fountain made of one of these weather-proof materials.

Wall fountains come in a variety of varying styles covering the modern to the traditional and rustic. Your design plans determine the most appropriate kind for your needs. A mountain lodge might require a conventional material such as slate whereas a high rise apartment might require sleek glass to liven up the interior space. Your personal decor plans determine the material you select. No doubt however, fountains are sure to add to your quality of life and impress your visitors.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Outdoor Fountains There are numerous celebrated water fountains in Rome’s city center.One of the best ever sculptors and artists of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed, conceptualized and constructed almost all of them.... read more


The Dispersion of Outdoor Fountain Design Innovation Spreading useful hydraulic facts and water feature design ideas throughout Europe was accomplished with the written documents and illustrated books of the time.... read more


The City Of Rome, Gian Bernini, And Fountains In Rome’s city center, there are many celebrated water fountains.One of the most distinguished sculptors and designers of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini fashioned, conceived and built almost all of them.... read more


The Benefits of Solar Outdoor Fountains There are many different electrical sources you can use for your garden wall fountain.Older fountains have traditionally been powered by electricity, but due to an increased interest in eco-friendly fountains, solar power is used in newer models.... read more