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Modern Garden Decor: Fountains and their Roots

A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to provide drinkable water, as well as for decorative purposes.

Pure functionality was the original purpose of fountains. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, via aqueducts or springs nearby. Up until the 19th century, fountains had to be more elevated and closer to a water supply, such as aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to take advantage of gravity which fed the fountains. Designers thought of fountains as amazing additions to a living space, however, the fountains also served to supply clean water and celebrate the artist responsible for creating it. Roman fountains usually depicted images of animals or heroes made of metal or stone masks. Muslims and Moorish landscaping designers of the Middle Ages included fountains to re-create smaller versions of the gardens of paradise. King Louis XIV of France wanted to demonstrate his superiority over nature by including fountains in the Gardens of Versailles. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries manufactured baroque decorative fountains to exalt the Popes who commissioned them as well as to mark the location where the restored Roman aqueducts entered the city.

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.Modern Garden Decor: Fountains Roots 207025070414862650.jpg Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity allowed fountains to provide recycled water into living spaces as well as create unique water effects.

Modern-day fountains serve mostly as decoration for public spaces, to honor individuals or events, and compliment entertainment and recreational activities.

Can Wall fountains Help Detoxify The Air?

You can liven up your environment by adding an indoor wall fountain. Setting up this type of indoor feature positively affects your senses and your general well-being. Science supports the hypothesis that water fountains are excellent for you. Modern-day appliances create positive ions which are balanced out by the negative ions released by water features. Indisputable favorable improvements in mental and physical health emerge when negative ions overpower positive ions. A rise in serotonin levels is felt by those who have one of these water features making them more alert, serene and lively. Indoor wall fountains {generate negative ions which serve to heighten your mood and eliminate air pollutants. In order to rid yourself of allergies, impurities in the air and other annoyances, ensure you install one of these. Lastly, the dust particles and micro-organisms present in the air inside your house are absorbed by water fountains leading to better overall health.