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The Origins Of Fountains

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

Originally, fountains only served a practical purpose. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, via aqueducts or springs in the area. Up until the nineteenth, fountains had to be higher and closer to a water supply, such as aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to benefit from gravity which fed the fountains. Fountains were an optimal source of water, and also served to adorn living areas and memorialize the artist. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often utilized by Romans to beautify their fountains. To illustrate the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages introduced fountains to their designs. The fountains seen in the Gardens of Versailles were intended to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. To mark the entrance of the restored Roman aqueducts, the Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries commissioned the building of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts entered the city of Rome

Urban fountains created at the end of the 19th century served only as decorative and celebratory ornaments since indoor plumbing provided the necessary drinking water. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity helped fountains to bring recycled water into living spaces as well as create unique water effects.

Contemporary fountains are used to embellish community spaces, honor individuals or events, and enhance recreational and entertainment events.

Outdoor Water fountains: The Perfect Decor Accessory to Find Serenity

Water adds tranquility to your garden environment.Outdoor Water fountains: Perfect Decor Accessory Find Serenity 076390034910305.jpg The noise in your neighborhood and surrounding area will be concealed with the tranquil sounds of a fountain. This is the perfect spot to relax and experience nature around you. Many therapies use water as a recuperation element, going to places such as the seaside and rivers for their treatments. So if you desire a little piece of heaven nearby, a pond or fountain in your own garden is the answer.

From Where Did Water Fountains Emerge?

Pope Nicholas V, himself a learned man, ruled the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of ancient classic Greek texts into Latin.Water Fountains Emerge? 14774576666905.jpg It was important for him to beautify the city of Rome to make it worthy of being called the capital of the Christian world. In 1453 the Pope commissioned the rebuilding of the Aqua Vergine, an historic Roman aqueduct which had carried fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away. The ancient Roman tradition of building an awe-inspiring commemorative fountain at the point where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was resurrected by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was directed by the Pope to construct a wall fountain where we now see the Trevi Fountain. The aqueduct he had reconditioned included modifications and extensions which eventually enabled it to supply water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the renowned baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.

The Positive Benefits of installing a wall fountain in Your Living Area

Positive Benefits installing wall fountain Living Area 076390034910305.jpg The addition of a wall water feature or an outdoor garden fountain is a great way to embellish your yard or garden design. Historical fountains and water features have sparked the interest of contemporary designers as well as fountain manufacturers. As such, the effect of integrating one of these to your home decor bridges it to past times. Among the many attributes of these beautiful garden water features is the water and moisture they discharge into the air which attracts birds and other wild life as well as helps to balance the ecosystem. Flying, annoying insects, for instance, are frightened off by the birds congregating around the fountain or birdbath.

Wall fountains are a good option if your yard is small because they do not need much space in contrast to a spouting or cascading fountain. You can choose to put in a stand-alone fountain with a flat back and an attached basin propped against a fence or wall in your backyard, or a wall-mounted type which is self-contained and suspended from a wall. A water feature can be added to an existing wall if you include some type of fountain mask as well as a basin to collect the water at the bottom. Since the plumbing and masonry work is extensive to complete this type of job, you should hire a professional to do it rather than try to do it alone.