Outdoor Garden Fountains Near Me
Beloit Ohio

A Wall Fountain to Match Your Design

Having a wall fountain in your backyard or on a terrace is excellent when you wish to relax. You can also make the most of a small space by having one customized. Both the stand alone and mounted versions must have a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump. There are any number of different types available on the market including traditional, contemporary, classical, or Asian.

Stand-alone wall fountains, otherwise known as floor fountains, are considerably big and feature a basin on the ground.

You can decide to place your wall-mounted fountain on an existing wall or build it into a new wall. This type of fountain contributes to a cohesive look making it seem as if it was part of the landscape instead of an added feature.

Gian Bernini's Water Features

There are many renowned water fountains in Rome’s city center. One of the best ever sculptors and artists of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini fashioned, conceived and built almost all of them. Also a city builder, he had skills as a water fountain designer, and traces of his life's work are noticeable throughout the roads of Rome. A celebrated Florentine sculptor, Bernini's father mentored his young son, and they ultimately moved to Rome to fully exhibit their art, mainly in the form of community water features and water features. An excellent employee, the young Bernini acquired praise and the backing of various popes and influential designers.Gian Bernini's Water Features 057862912369871468.jpg At the beginning he was recognized for his sculptural abilities. Most famously in the Vatican, he used a base of expertise in classic Greek architecture and melded it flawlessly with Roman marble. He was influenced by many a great artists, however, Michelangelo had the biggest effect on his work.

Water Transport Strategies in Historic Rome

With the manufacturing of the 1st raised aqueduct in Rome, the Aqua Anio Vetus in 273 BC, people who lived on the city’s foothills no longer had to depend solely on naturally-occurring spring water for their needs. Outside of these aqueducts and springs, wells and rainwater-collecting cisterns were the only technological innovations available at the time to supply water to spots of high elevation. In the early 16th century, the city began to make use of the water that ran below the ground through Acqua Vergine to deliver water to Pincian Hill. During its initial building and construction, pozzi (or manholes) were added at set intervals along the aqueduct’s channel. The manholes made it less demanding to maintain the channel, but it was also possible to use buckets to pull water from the aqueduct, as we observed with Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi when he owned the property from 1543 to 1552, the year he passed away. Whilst the cardinal also had a cistern to collect rainwater, it didn’t produce a sufficient amount of water. Fortunately, the aqueduct sat below his property, and he had a shaft opened to give him access.