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Modern Garden Decor: Garden Fountains and their Roots

The amazing or ornamental effect of a fountain is just one of the purposes it fulfills, as well as supplying drinking water and adding a decorative touch to your property.

Pure functionality was the original role of fountains. Water fountains were linked to a spring or aqueduct to provide potable water as well as bathing water for cities, townships and villages. Up to the late nineteenth century, water fountains had to be near an aqueduct or reservoir and more elevated than the fountain so that gravity could make the water flow downwards or shoot high into the air. Fountains were not only used as a water source for drinking water, but also to adorn homes and celebrate the designer who created it.Modern Garden Decor: Garden Fountains Roots 2479072229404673.jpg The main materials used by the Romans to create their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly depicting animals or heroes. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners incorporated fountains to create mini variations of the gardens of paradise. The fountains found in the Gardens of Versailles were supposed to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. The Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries were glorified with baroque style fountains constructed to mark the place of entry of Roman aqueducts.

Indoor plumbing became the main source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby restricting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity enabled fountains to bring recycled water into living spaces as well as create special water effects.

Nowadays, fountains decorate public spaces and are used to pay tribute to individuals or events and fill recreational and entertainment needs.

Discover Serenity with Outdoor Water Features

Discover Serenity Outdoor Water Features 076390034910305.jpg Your state of mind is positively influenced by having water in your garden. The noise in your neighborhood and surrounding area will be concealed with the soothing sounds of a fountain. Consider this the place where can you go to relax and become one with nature. Many treatments use water as a recuperation element, going to places such as the seaside and rivers for their remedies. If what you seek out is a calming place where you can take your body and your mind to a faraway place, set up a pond or fountain in your garden.