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The Effect of the Norman Conquest on Anglo Saxon Garden Design

The introduction of the Normans in the 2nd half of the eleventh century irreparably transformed The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle. At the time of the conquest, the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons in building design and cultivation. But there was no time for home life, domestic design, and decoration until the Normans had overcome the whole region. Castles were more standard constructions and often erected on blustery hills, where their tenants spent both time and space to practicing offense and defense, while monasteries were major stone buildings, commonly positioned in the widest, most fertile hollows. The serene method of gardening was unrealistic in these dreary bastions. The best example of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent in modern times is Berkeley Castle. The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time. A massive terrace serves as a discouraging factor to invaders who would try to mine the walls of the building. One of these terraces, a charming bowling green, is covered grass and flanked by an old yew hedge cut into the form of crude battlements.

The Countless Options in Wall Fountains

Having a wall fountain in your backyard or on a veranda is excellent when you seek to relax. You can have one made to suit your specifications even if you have a small amount of space. Whether it is stand alone or fitted, you will need a spout, a water bowl, internal piping, and a pump. There are any number of models to choose from such as conventional, contemporary, classic, or Asian.Countless Options Wall Fountains 14774576666905.jpg

Normally quite large, freestanding wall fountains, also known as floor fountains, have their basins on the ground.

A stand-alone fountain can either be incorporated onto a wall already in existence or fitted into a wall under construction. This style of fountain adds to a cohesive look making it seem as if it was part of the landscape instead of an added feature.

Early Crete & The Minoans: Water Fountains

Fountains and Water and the Minoan Civilization Along with providing water, they distributed water which accumulated from deluges or waste. Most were made from clay or rock.Early Crete & Minoans: Water Fountains 14774576666905.jpg Terracotta was employed for waterways and conduits, both rectangle-shaped and spherical. The cone-like and U-shaped clay piping that were found have not been detected in any other culture. Terracotta pipelines were laid under the flooring at Knossos Palace and utilized to distribute water. The water pipes also had other applications such as amassing water and conveying it to a main area for storage. This called for the clay conduits to be suitable for holding water without leaking. Below ground Water Transportation: This system’s hidden nature may mean that it was initially planned for some type of ritual or to allocate water to restricted groups. Quality Water Transportation: There’s also information that suggests the pipelines being made use of to feed fountains separately of the local process.

The Various Construction Materials of Outdoor Water fountains

Most modern garden fountains come in metal, although various other types exist. Metallic fountains, with their clean lines and sculptural accents, exist in in a variety of metals and can accommodate any style or budget. The interior design of your home should establish the look and feel of your yard and garden as well.

A common choice today is copper, and it is used in the making of many sculptural garden fountains. Copper is common for both inside and outside use and is frequently found in tabletop and cascade fountains, among others. Copper fountains also come in a huge array of styles - from fun and eccentric to modern and cutting-edge.

Also common, brass fountains typically have a more old-fashioned look to them versus their copper counterpart. Even though they are a bit old-fashioned, brass fountains are quite popular because they often incorporate interesting artwork.Various Construction Materials Outdoor Water fountains 057862912369871468.jpg

Perhaps the most cutting-edge of all metals is stainless steel. Adding a modern-looking steel design will immediately add value to your garden and enhance the overall mood. Just like other water features, they come in a variety of sizes.

For people who want the visual appeal of a metal fountain but desire a lighter weight and more affordable option, fiberglass is the answer. The cleaning of fiberglass water fountains is quite simple, so they have many benefits that people appreciate.