The Magificent First Wonders by Bernini

The Magificent First Wonders by BerniniMagificent First Wonders Bernini 9739962489117614.jpg One can see Bernini's very first masterpiece, the Barcaccia water fountain, at the foot of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna. To this day, this area is filled with Roman locals and tourists alike who enjoy conversation and each other's company. Bernini would without a doubt have been happy to know that people still flock to what has become one the city's trendiest areas, that surrounding his amazing water fountain. In around 1630, Pope Urbano VIII helped Bernini launch his professional life with the construction of his first water fountain. A large vessel slowly sinking into the Mediterranean is the fountain's main theme. According to 16th century documents, a great flood of the Tevere covered the entire area in water, an event which was memorialized by the tremendous fountain. In what became his sole extended absence from Italy, Bernini {journeyed | traveled] to France in 1665.

Large Garden Fountains: The Perfect Decor Accessory to Find Peace

Large Garden Fountains: Perfect Decor Accessory Find Peace 32342933202953.jpg Large Garden Fountains: The Perfect Decor Accessory to Find Peace Simply having water in your garden can have a significant effect on your well-being. The noise in your community can be masked by the soft sounds of a fountain. This is a place where you can relax and enjoy nature. Water treatments are common these days and often take place in the mountains or near beaches and rivers. If you desire a celestial place to go to relax your body and mind, get yourself a pond or water fountain.

The Origins Of Garden Fountains

The Origins Of Garden Fountains A fountain, an incredible piece of engineering, not only supplies drinking water as it pours into a basin, it can also launch water high into the air for a noteworthy effect.

Pure practicality was the original purpose of fountains. Residents of urban areas, townships and small towns used them as a source of drinking water and a place to wash, which meant that fountains had to be linked to nearby aqueduct or spring. Up until the nineteenth, fountains had to be higher and closer to a water source, including aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to take advantage of gravity which fed the fountains.Origins Garden Fountains 7491177514594.jpg Fountains were not only utilized as a water source for drinking water, but also to adorn homes and celebrate the artist who created it. The main components used by the Romans to create their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly illustrating animals or heroes. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners incorporated fountains to create mini depictions of the gardens of paradise. The fountains seen in the Gardens of Versailles were intended to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. To mark the entryway of the restored Roman aqueducts, the Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries commissioned the building of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts entered the city of Rome

Indoor plumbing became the key source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby limiting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity allowed fountains to provide recycled water into living spaces as well as create special water effects.

Modern-day fountains serve mostly as decoration for public spaces, to honor individuals or events, and enhance entertainment and recreational gatherings.

Bernini’s Very First Italian Water Fountains Bernini's earliest fountain, named Barcaccia, is a breath taking work of art seen at the bottom of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna.To this day, this spot is filled with Roman locals and travelers alike who enjoy debate and each other's company.... read more


The Broad Range of Wall Fountains Having a wall fountain in your garden or on a terrace is great when you wish to relax.Even a little space can contain a custom-made one.A spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump are vital for freestanding as well as mounted styles.... read more


How Mechanical Designs And Styles of Fountains Spread Spreading practical hydraulic knowledge and water feature design ideas all through Europe was accomplished with the printed papers and illustrated books of the time.... read more


Large Garden Fountains As Water Features A water feature is a big element which has water streaming in or through it.The variety of items available run the gamut from simple suspended wall fountains to fancy courtyard tiered fountains.... read more


Find Tranquility with Outdoor Fountains Your state of mind is positively influenced by having water in your yard.The trickling sounds emerging from your fountain can be helpful in masking any unpleasant sounds in your surroundings.... read more