Anglo-Saxon Landscapes During the Norman Conquest

The Anglo-Saxon way of life was drastically changed by the appearance of the Normans in the later eleventh century.Anglo-Saxon Landscapes Norman Conquest 2479072229404673.jpg Engineering and gardening were attributes that the Normans excelled in, trumping that of the Anglo-Saxons at the time of the occupation. But nevertheless home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the general populace. Most often constructed upon windy summits, castles were straightforward constructs that enabled their occupants to devote time and space to offensive and defensive schemes, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings commonly added in only the most fecund, extensive valleys. Tranquil activities such as gardening were out of place in these desolate citadels. The finest example of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent today is Berkeley Castle. The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time period. A massive terrace serves as a hindrance to intruders who would try to mine the walls of the building. A picturesque bowling green, covered in grass and surrounded by battlements cut out of an ancient yew hedge, makes one of the terraces.Charm Wall Water Fountains 057862912369871468.jpg

The Charm of Wall Water Fountains

Your family and friends will appreciate the charm a wall fountain brings to your decor. Your wall water feature will not only add beauty to your living area but also provide soothing background sounds. People will walk away with a memorable impression of the pleasing sights and relaxing sounds eminating from it.

Even a living space with a contemporary design can be improved with a wall fountain. If you want to accentuate your modern-day decor, consider adding one made of stainless steel or glass. Does your home or office have a small amount of space? A wall water fountain is most likely the best choice for you. Since they are displayed on a wall, these features do not take up valuable space. Commercial buildings with busy lobbies generally have one of these fountains. Wall fountains are not limited to interior use, however. Fiberglass and resin are great materials to use for outdoor wall water features. Spruce up your terrace, courtyard, or other exterior areas with a water fountain made of these water-resistant materials.

Wall fountains come in a bunch of differing styles covering the modern to the traditional and rustic. Your design preferences determine the most appropriate kind for your needs. The kind of material used depends on the type of environment which needs to be decorated such as slate for a traditional lodge or sleek glass for a modern apartment. It is up to you to pick the right material for you. One thing is certain, however, fountains are features which will no doubt dazzle your guests.

The Genesis Of Garden Fountains

Genesis Garden Fountains 2479072229404673.jpg A fountain, an amazing piece of engineering, not only supplies drinking water as it pours into a basin, it can also launch water high into the air for an extraordinary effect.

Originally, fountains only served a functional purpose. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, from aqueducts or springs nearby. Up until the nineteenth, fountains had to be higher and closer to a water supply, such as aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to take advantage of gravity which fed the fountains. Fountains were not only used as a water source for drinking water, but also to decorate homes and celebrate the designer who created it. The main materials used by the Romans to build their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly illustrating animals or heroes. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to re-create the gardens of paradise. Fountains played a considerable role in the Gardens of Versailles, all part of French King Louis XIV’s desire to exert his power over nature. The Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries were glorified with baroque style fountains built to mark the arrival points of Roman aqueducts.

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 decorative. Amazing water effects and recycled water were made possible by switching the force of gravity with mechanical pumps.

Nowadays, fountains decorate public areas and are used to pay tribute to individuals or events and fill recreational and entertainment needs.Benefits Photovoltaic Wall fountains 207025070414862650.jpg

The Benefits of Photovoltaic Wall fountains

There are many different energy sources you can use for your garden wall fountain. The recent interest in eco-friendly power has led to a rise in the usage of solar powered fountains, even though till now they have mainly been powered by electricity. Although solar powered water fountains may be the most economical long-term option, the initial expense is in fact higher. Terra cotta, copper, porcelain, or bronze are used to make solar powered water fountains. If you are looking for one which compliments your home furnishings, the assortment available on the market makes this possible. Easy to care for and an excellent way to make a real contribution to the environment, they make wonderful additions to your garden sanctuary as well.

If you are searching for something visually pleasing as well as a way to maintain your home cool, indoor wall fountains are an ideal addition. Applying the same methods used in air conditioners and evaporative coolers, they are a great alternative to cool your home. You can lower your power bill since they use less electricity.

Fanning fresh, dry air across them is the most frequent way used to benefit from their cooling effect. You can either take advantage of air from a corner of your living space or turn on your ceiling fan to improve the circulation in the room Regardless of the technique you use, ensure the air is flowing over the top of the water in a regular manner. It is natural for fountains and waterfalls to generate cool, fresh air. You will feel a sudden coolness in the air when you come near a sizable waterfall or fountain. Your fountain cooling system should not be placed in a spot which is particularly hot. Your fountain will be less efficient if you situate it in the sunlight.