The Root of Modern Wall Fountains

The Root of Modern Wall FountainsRoot  Modern Wall Fountains 30378079192252114.jpg Pope Nicholas V, himself a learned man, reigned the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of ancient classical Greek texts into Latin. In order to make Rome deserving of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope decided to enhance the beauty of the city. Starting in 1453, the ruined ancient Roman aqueduct known as the Aqua Vergine which had brought clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away, underwent restoration at the bidding of the Pope. The historical Roman custom of marking the entry point of an aqueduct with an magnificent celebratory fountain, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was commissioned by the Pope to build a wall fountain where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The Trevi Fountain as well as the well-known baroque fountains found in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona were eventually supplied with water from the modified aqueduct he had rebuilt.

Indoor Wall Water Features are Great for Home or Office

Indoor Wall Water Features are Great for Home or OfficeIndoor Wall Water Features Great Home Office 9569766781800305185.jpg Your indoor living space can benefit from an indoor wall fountain because it beautifies your home and also gives it a modern feel. Your home or office can become noise-free, hassle-free and tranquil places for your family, friends, and clients when you have one of these fountains. An indoor wall water feature such as this will also draw the recognition and appreciation of staff and clients alike. All those who come near your interior water feature will be amazed and even your most difficult detractor will be dazzled.

A wall fountain is a great addition to any home because it offers a peaceful place where you sit and watch a favorite show after working all day. The musical sounds produced by an indoor water element are known to release negative ions, eliminate dust and pollen from the air as well as sooth and pacify those close by.

A Concise History of the Early Outdoor Fountains

A Concise History of the Early Outdoor FountainsConcise History Early Outdoor Fountains 1568173049480739138.jpg Towns and villages depended on practical water fountains to channel water for preparing food, bathing, and cleaning up from nearby sources like ponds, channels, or creeks. In the years before electricity, the spray of fountains was driven by gravity alone, commonly using an aqueduct or water source located far away in the surrounding mountains. Inspirational and spectacular, prominent water fountains have been crafted as monuments in nearly all cultures. If you saw the first fountains, you probably would not recognize them as fountains. Created for drinking water and ceremonial functions, the first fountains were very simple carved stone basins. The first stone basins are suspected to be from about 2000 BC. Early fountains used in ancient civilizations depended on gravity to control the flow of water through the fountain. The location of the fountains was influenced by the water source, which is why you’ll commonly find them along reservoirs, canals, or rivers. Fountains with embellished Gods, mythological beasts, and creatures began to show up in Rome in about 6 BC, made from natural stone and bronze. Water for the open fountains of Rome was brought to the city via a complex system of water aqueducts.
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