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The Origins Of Fountains

Origins Fountains 14774576666905.jpg The dramatic or ornamental effect of a fountain is just one of the purposes it fulfills, in addition to providing drinking water and adding a decorative touch to your property.

Originally, fountains only served a practical purpose. Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to supply them with potable water as well as water where they could bathe or wash. 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. Designers thought of fountains as amazing additions to a living space, however, the fountains also served to provide clean water and honor the artist responsible for building it. Roman fountains often depicted imagery 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. To demonstrate his dominance over nature, French King Louis XIV included fountains in the Garden of Versailles. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries created baroque decorative fountains to exalt the Popes who commissioned them as well as to mark the spot where the restored Roman aqueducts entered the city.

Since indoor plumbing became the norm 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 enabled fountains to deliver recycled water into living spaces as well as create unique water effects.

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

The Benefits of Solar Energy Powered Garden Water fountains

There are many different power options you can use for your garden wall fountain.Benefits Solar Energy Powered Garden Water fountains 2479072229404673.jpg The recent interest in eco-friendly power has led to a rise in the usage of solar run fountains, even though till now they have primarily been powered by electricity. Even though starting costs may be greater, solar powered water fountains are the most affordable going forward. Terra cotta, copper, porcelain, or bronze are the most common materials used to build solar powered water fountains. Your decor dictates which style best suits you. If you are looking to have your own garden hideaway, these kinds of fountains are ideal because they are easy to upkeep and also have a positive effect on the environment.

In addition to its visual charm, indoor wall fountains can also serve to keep your house at a comfortable temperature. Applying the same methods used in air conditioners and evaporative coolers, they are a great alternative to cool your home. Since they consume less electricity, they also help you save money on your monthly power bill.

Fanning fresh, dry air across them is the most common method used to benefit from their cooling effect. Either your ceiling fan or air from a corner of the room can be used to augment circulation. Regardless of the method you use, be certain the air is flowing over the top of the water in a regular manner. Cool, fresh air is one of the natural benefits of fountains and waterfalls. You will experience a sudden coolness in the air when you approach a sizable waterfall or fountain. Placing your fountain cooling system in a spot where it will receive additional heat is not practical. Your fountain will be less efficient if you situate it in the sunlight.

Back Story of Wall Fountains

Hundreds of classic Greek texts were translated into Latin under the auspices of the scholarly Pope Nicholas V, who led the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455.Back Story Wall Fountains 207025070414862650.jpg He undertook the beautification of Rome to turn it into the model seat of the Christian world. In 1453 the Pope commissioned the rebuilding of the Aqua Vergine, an historic Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away. A mostra, a monumental dedicatory fountain built by ancient Romans to mark the point of entry of an aqueduct, was a custom which was restored by Nicholas V. At the bidding of the Pope, architect Leon Battista Alberti began the construction of a wall fountain in the spot where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The aqueduct he had refurbished 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 Countless Designs of Water Wall Fountains

If you want to have a place to relax and add some flair to a small area such as a patio or courtyard, wall fountains are ideal because they do not take up much space.Countless Designs Water Wall Fountains 076390034910305.jpg Conventional, antique, modern, or Asian are just a few of the designs you can choose from when looking for an outdoor wall fountain to your liking. Your tastes dictate the type you buy so while there may not be a prefabricated fountain to satisfy you, you do have the option of having a customized one.

Depending on your wishes, you can pick from mounted or freestanding models. You can hang a mounted wall fountain because they are small and self-contained. Wall fountains made of resin ( similar to stone) or fiberglass are usually lightweight so they can be easily hung. Floor fountains are freestanding, large, and also have a basin on the ground as well as a flat side against the wall. Normally made of cast stone, these water features have no weight constraints.

Custom-made fountains which can be incorporated into a new or existing wall are often prescribed by landscaping designers. The basin and all the necessary plumbing are best installed by a trained mason. A fountain mask or a spout also needs to be incorporated into the wall. 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.

Find Tranquility with Outdoor Water Features

Find Tranquility Outdoor Water Features 75800617194.jpg Your state of mind is favorably influenced by having water in your yard. The sounds of a fountain are perfect to block out the noise in your neighborhood or in the city where you live. Consider this the spot where can you go to relax and become one with nature. Bodies of water such as seas, oceans and rivers are commonly used in water therapies, as they are regarded as therapeutic. Create the perfect haven for your body and mind and get a fountain or pond today!