Water Features
Higden Arkansas

Where did Fountains Originate from?

The amazing or ornamental effect of a fountain is just one of the purposes it fulfills, as well as providing drinking water and adding a decorative touch to your property.Fountains Originate from? 207025070414862650.jpg

The primary purpose of a fountain was originally strictly functional. Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to provide them with potable water as well as water where they could bathe or wash. Up to the late nineteenth century, water fountains had to be near an aqueduct or reservoir and higher than the fountain so that gravity could make the water flow downwards or jet high into the air. Serving as an element of adornment and celebration, fountains also generated clean, fresh drinking water. Bronze or stone masks of animals and heroes were commonly seen on Roman fountains. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to mimic the gardens of paradise. Fountains enjoyed 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 extolled with baroque style fountains constructed 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. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity helped fountains to provide recycled water into living spaces as well as create special water effects.

Embellishing city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the uses of modern-day fountains.

Choose from Countless Exterior Wall Fountain Styles

You can create a place to relax as well as add a touch of style to your porch or yard with a wall fountain since they are excellent adornments to fit into small space. Conventional, antique, modern, or Asian are just some of the designs you can pick from when looking for an outdoor wall fountain to your liking. Your tastes determine the type you buy so while there may not be a prefabricated fountain to suit you, you do have the option of having a customized one.

Mounted and free-standing fountains are available on the market. Mounted wall fountains are little and self-contained variations which can be hung on a wall. Wall fountains made of resin ( similar to stone) or fiberglass are typically lightweight so they can be easily hung.Choose Countless Exterior Wall Fountain Styles 75800617194.jpg Large-sized free-standing wall fountains, commonly referred to as floor fountains, have their basins located on the floor and a smooth side leaning on a wall. Typically made of cast stone, this type of water feature is not restricted in weight.

It is a good idea to incorporate a custom-made fountain into a new or existing wall, something often suggested by landscape experts. Hiring an expert mason is your best option to build the basin and install the required plumbing. The wall will need to have a spout or fountain mask incorporated into it. If you want a cohesive look for your garden, get a customized wall fountain because it becomes part of the panorama rather than a later addition.

The Effect of the Norman Invasion on Anglo-Saxon Garden Design

The introduction of the Normans in the latter half of the 11th century substantially modified The Anglo-Saxon ways of living. The Normans were better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power. But the Normans had to pacify the whole territory before they could focus on home life, domestic architecture, and decoration. Because of this, castles were cruder constructions than monasteries: Monasteries were often important stone buildings set in the biggest and most fecund valleys, while castles were built on windy crests where their citizens dedicated time and space to projects for offense and defense. The bare fortresses did not provide for the peaceful avocation of gardening. The purest specimen of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent presently is Berkeley Castle.Effect Norman Invasion Anglo-Saxon Garden Design 2479072229404673.jpg The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time. A massive terrace serves as a discouraging factor to intruders who would try to mine the walls of the building. On one of these terraces sits a stylish bowling green: it's coated in grass and flanked by an old yew hedge that is formed into the shape of rough ramparts.