Find Serenity with Garden Fountains

Water gives peace to your garden environment. The sounds of a fountain are perfect to drown out the noise in your neighborhood or in the city where you live. Nature and recreation are two of the things you will find in your garden.Find Serenity Garden Fountains 057862912369871468.jpg Bodies of water such as seas, oceans and rivers are commonly used in water therapies, as they are considered therapeutic. So if you want a little piece of heaven nearby, a pond or fountain in your own garden is the answer.

The Influence of the Norman Invasion on Anglo Saxon Landscaping

The Anglo-Saxon way of life was dramatically changed by the appearance of the Normans in the later eleventh century.Influence Norman Invasion Anglo Saxon Landscaping 207025070414862650.jpg Architecture and gardening were skills that the Normans excelled in, trumping that of the Anglo-Saxons at the time of the occupation. But before focusing on home-life or having the occasion to think about domestic architecture or decoration, the Normans had to subjugate an entire society. Monasteries and castles served separate purposes, so while monasteries were large stone structures constructed in only the most fruitful, wide dales, castles were set upon blustery knolls where the residents focused on understanding offensive and defensive tactics. The sterile fortresses did not provide for the calm avocation of farming. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is depicted in Berkeley Castle, which is most likely the most untouched illustration we have. The keep is said to date from the time of William the Conqueror. A massive terrace serves as a deterrent to invaders who would try to mine the walls of the building. On 1 of these terraces lies a quaint bowling green: it's coated in grass and flanked by an old yew hedge that is created into the shape of rough ramparts.

Pick from Any Number of Exterior Wall Fountain Designs

Wall fountains are well suited to little verandas or gardens because they do not take up too much space while also adding a touch of style and providing a great place to find peace and quiet. Whatever style of outdoor wall fountain you are looking for whether it be traditional, contemporary, classic, or Asian you will undoubtedly find the one you like most. It is possible to have one custom-made if you are not able to find a pre-assembled fountain to suit you.Pick Number Exterior Wall Fountain Designs 076390034910305.jpg

The two types of fountains available to you include mounted and freestanding models. Mounted wall fountains are small and self-contained variations which can be placed on a wall. One of the most important aspects of wall fountains is that they be light, so they are typically made of fiberglass or resin to mirror the look of stone. Stand-alone fountains, often referred to as floor fountains, are sizable, have a basin located on the ground and a smooth side which leans against a wall. Water features such as these are ordinarily manufactured of cast stone and have no weight limits.

Landscape professionals often propose a customized fountain for a brand new or existing wall. A expert mason is necessary to place the water basin against the wall and correctly install all the plumbing inside or behind the wall. The wall will need to have a spout or fountain mask built into it. The unified look provided by custom-made wall fountains make them appear to be part of the landscape rather than an afterthought.

Rome’s First Water Transport Systems

Previous to 273, when the very first elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in Rome, residents who dwelled on hills had to journey further down to collect their water from natural sources. When aqueducts or springs weren’t accessible, people dwelling at greater elevations turned to water pulled from underground or rainwater, which was made possible by wells and cisterns. From the early sixteenth century, water was routed to Pincian Hill by way of the subterranean channel of Acqua Vergine. The aqueduct’s channel was made attainable by pozzi, or manholes, that were installed along its length when it was initially constructed. During the roughly 9 years he had the residence, from 1543 to 1552, Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi employed these manholes to take water from the channel in buckets, though they were initially designed for the objective of cleaning and maintaining the aqueduct. Whilst the cardinal also had a cistern to amass rainwater, it couldn't produce enough water. To give himself with a more practical system to assemble water, he had one of the manholes opened, offering him access to the aqueduct below his residence.Source Modern Day Outdoor Water Fountains 207025070414862650.jpg

The Source of Modern Day Outdoor Water Fountains

Pope Nicholas V, himself a learned man, ruled the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of old classic Greek texts into Latin. It was important for him to beautify the city of Rome to make it worthy of being called the capital of the Christian world. At the behest of the Pope, the Aqua Vergine, a ruined aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into Rome from eight miles away, was restored starting in 1453. The ancient Roman custom of building an awe-inspiring commemorative fountain at the location where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was directed by the Pope to construct a wall fountain where we now see 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 came from the modified aqueduct which he had renovated.