The Source of Modern Day Outdoor Fountains

The Source of Modern Day Outdoor Fountains Himself a highly educated man, Pope Nicholas V headed the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 till 1455 and was responsible for the translation of scores of ancient documents from their original Greek into Latin. It was imperative for him to beautify the city of Rome to make it worthy of being called the capital of the Christian world. At the bidding of the Pope, the Aqua Vergine, a damaged aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into Rome from eight miles away, was reconditioned starting in 1453.Source Modern Day Outdoor Fountains 42412417104868544755.jpg The ancient Roman custom of building an imposing commemorative fountain at the location where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was revived by Nicholas V. At the bidding of the Pope, architect Leon Battista Alberti undertook the construction of a wall fountain in the spot where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The water which eventually furnished the Trevi Fountain as well as the famed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona flowed from the modified aqueduct which he had renovated.

Outdoor Fountains for Tight Spots

Outdoor Fountains for Tight SpotsOutdoor Fountains Tight Spots 152923457573974.jpg You can make your space appear bigger due to the reflective effect of water. Water features such as fountains benefit from the reflective qualities stemming from dark materials. If your objective is to highlight your new feature at night, underwater lights in various colors and shapes will do the trick. Solar powered eco-lights are excellent during the day and submerged lights are perfect for nighttime use. The comforting effect produced by these is oftentimes used in nature therapies to alleviate anxiety and stress.

Water just mixes into the greenery in your yard. Ponds, artificial rivers, or fountains are just some of the ways you can you can make it become the central feature on your property. Examples of spots where you can install a water feature include large lawns or small patios. Considerably modifying the ambience is possible by placing it in the most appropriate place and include the finest accompaniments.

The Influence of the Norman Conquest on Anglo-Saxon Landscaping

The Influence of the Norman Conquest on Anglo-Saxon LandscapingInfluence Norman Conquest Anglo-Saxon Landscaping 4311706991.jpg Anglo-Saxons felt great modifications to their daily lives in the latter half of the eleventh century due to the accession of the Normans. At the time of the conquest, the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons in building design and cultivation. However the Normans had to pacify the entire territory before they could concentrate on home life, domestic architecture, and decoration. Monasteries and castles served different purposes, so while monasteries were massive stone structures assembled in only the most fruitful, wide dales, castles were set upon blustery knolls where the people focused on learning offensive and defensive techniques. The calm practice of gardening was unlikely in these dreary bastions. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is depicted in Berkeley Castle, which is conceivably the most untouched example we have. It is said that the keep was introduced during William the Conqueror's time. A monumental terrace serves as a deterrent to intruders who would try to mine the walls of the building. On one of these parapets is a scenic bowling green covered in grass and bordered by an aged hedge of yew that has been designed into coarse battlements.
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A Small Garden Space? You Can Have a Water Fountain too! You can make your space appear bigger due to the reflective effect of water.Dark materials increase the reflective properties of a fountain or water feature.... read more


Did You Know How Technical Designs of Fountains Became Known? Spreading pragmatic hydraulic knowledge and fountain design ideas all through Europe was accomplished with the written documents and illustrated publications of the time.... read more


Fountains: The Minoan Culture On the Greek island of Crete, excavations have discovered channels of numerous sorts.They were used for water supply as well as removal of storm water and wastewater.... read more


Exterior Wall Fountains: The Numerous Designs Available Wall fountains are well suited to little verandas or yards because they do not take up too much space while also adding a bit of flair and providing a great place to find peace and quiet.... read more


The History of Fountains Pope Nicholas V, himself a well educated man, reigned the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of old classic Greek documents into Latin.... read more