Water Features
Leeds Maine

Installing a Water Fountain In Smaller Yards

Since water makes a reflection, small spaces will appear bigger.Installing Water Fountain Smaller Yards 2479072229404673.jpg Dark materials increase the refractive properties of a fountain or water feature. If your intention is to showcase your new feature at night, underwater lights in various colors and shapes will do the trick. Benefit from the sun’s rays by using eco-lights during the day and underwater lights during the night. Relieving stress and anxiety with their calming sounds are some of the applications in nature medicine.

Your backyard vegetation is a fantastic area to blend in your water feature. Turn your water feature such as a pond, artificial river, or fountain to become the core piece of your backyard. The versatility of water features is that they can be installed in large backyards as well as in small verandas. Considerably transforming the ambience is possible by placing it in the most suitable place and include the finest accompaniments.

When and Where Did Water Fountains Emerge?

The translation of hundreds of classical Greek documents into Latin was commissioned by the scholarly Pope Nicholas V who led the Church in Rome from 1397 until 1455. He undertook the embellishment of Rome to make it into the worthy capital of the Christian world. At the bidding of the Pope, the Aqua Vergine, a ruined aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into Rome from eight miles away, was restored starting in 1453. The ancient Roman tradition of marking the entry point of an aqueduct with an magnificent celebratory fountain, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was commissioned by the Pope to construct a wall fountain where we now see the Trevi Fountain. The water which eventually furnished the Trevi Fountain as well as the acclaimed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona flowed from the modified aqueduct which he had renovated.

Where did Garden Water Fountains Originate from?

Garden Water Fountains Originate from? 076390034910305.jpg The incredible architecture of a fountain allows it to provide clean water or shoot water high into air for dramatic effect and it can also serve as an excellent design feature to enhance your home.

From the beginning, outdoor fountains were simply there to serve as functional elements. 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. Until the late 19th, century most water fountains functioned using gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a supply of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Fountains were not only used as a water source for drinking water, but also to decorate homes and celebrate the designer who created it. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often times used by Romans to beautify their fountains. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to mimic the gardens of paradise. To show his prominence over nature, French King Louis XIV included fountains in the Garden of Versailles. Seventeen and 18 century Popes sought to extol their positions by adding beautiful baroque-style fountains at the point where restored Roman aqueducts arrived into the city.

Urban fountains built at the end of the nineteenth served only as decorative and celebratory adornments since indoor plumbing provided the necessary drinking water. Impressive water effects and recycled water were made possible by switching the force of gravity with mechanical pumps.

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

The Outcome of the Norman Invasion on Anglo Saxon Garden Design

The Anglo-Saxon way of life was dramatically changed by the appearance of the Normans in the later eleventh century. The Normans were better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power. But yet there was no time for home life, domesticated design, and adornment until the Normans had conquered the whole region. Because of this, castles were cruder constructions than monasteries: Monasteries were often immense stone buildings located in the biggest and most fertile valleys, while castles were constructed on windy crests where their residents dedicated time and space to projects for offense and defense. The bare fortresses did not provide for the quiet avocation of farming. Berkeley Castle, perhaps the most uncorrupted model of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture, still exists now. The keep is thought to date from the time of William the Conqueror. A big terrace intended for exercising and as a means to stop enemies from mining below the walls runs about the building. On one of these parapets is a scenic bowling green covered in grass and bordered by an aged hedge of yew that has been designed into coarse battlements.