Where did Fountains Come From?

Fountains Come From? 748459498336574311.jpg Where did Fountains Come From? A fountain, an amazing piece of engineering, not only supplies drinking water as it pours into a basin, it can also propel water high into the air for a noteworthy effect.

Originally, fountains only served a practical purpose. Water fountains were linked to a spring or aqueduct to supply potable water as well as bathing water for cities, townships and villages. Up until the nineteenth, fountains had to be more elevated and closer to a water supply, including aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to take advantage of gravity which fed the fountains. Fountains were an optimal source of water, and also served to adorn living areas and memorialize the artist. The main components used by the Romans to build their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly illustrating animals or heroes. Muslims and Moorish landscaping designers of the Middle Ages included fountains to re-create smaller models of the gardens of paradise. King Louis XIV of France wanted to demonstrate his dominion over nature by including fountains in the Gardens of Versailles. To mark the entryway of the restored Roman aqueducts, the Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries commissioned the construction of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts entered the city of Rome

Since indoor plumbing became the standard of the day for clean, drinking water, by the end of the 19th century urban fountains were no longer needed for this purpose and they became purely ornamental. Amazing water effects and recycled water were made possible by replacing the force of gravity with mechanical pumps.

Contemporary fountains are used to adorn community spaces, honor individuals or events, and enrich recreational and entertainment events.

A Wall Water Feature to Match Your Decor

Wall Water Feature Match Decor 520037460862751.jpg A Wall Water Feature to Match Your Decor You can find tranquility and quiet when you add a wall fountain in your garden or patio. You can also make use of a small space by having one custom-built. The required elements include a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump regardless of whether it is freestanding or secured. You have many styles to a lot to choose from whether you are in search of a traditional, popular, classical, or Asian style.

Also referred to as a floor fountain, a stand-alone wall fountain is normally rather big, and its basin is installed on the ground.

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

The Impact of the Norman Invasion on Anglo Saxon Landscaping

Impact Norman Invasion Anglo Saxon Landscaping 52830224268.jpg The Impact of the Norman Invasion on Anglo Saxon Landscaping The advent of the Normans in the later half of the 11th century substantially transformed The Anglo-Saxon ways of living. At the time of the conquest, the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons in building design and cultivation. Nonetheless the Normans had to pacify the overall territory before they could focus on home life, domestic architecture, and decoration. Because of this, castles were cruder constructions than monasteries: Monasteries were usually important stone buildings set in the biggest and most fertile valleys, while castles were built on windy crests where their citizens dedicated time and space to tasks for offense and defense. The sterile fortresses did not provide for the calm avocation of horticulture. Berkeley Castle is most likely the most intact model in existence today of the early Anglo-Norman form of architecture. The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time. As a strategy of deterring assailants from tunneling within the walls, an immense terrace encircles the building. On one of these terraces sits a charming bowling green: it's covered in grass and flanked by an old yew hedge that is formed into the shape of rough ramparts.
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