Water Features
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Where did Fountains Come From?

The dramatic or decorative effect of a fountain is just one of the purposes it fulfills, as well as delivering drinking water and adding a decorative touch to your property.Fountains Come From? 057862912369871468.jpg

The main purpose of a fountain was originally strictly practical. 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 the force of gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a source of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Serving as an element of adornment and celebration, fountains also supplied clean, fresh drinking water. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often times used by Romans to beautify their fountains. Muslims and Moorish garden designers of the Middle Ages included fountains to re-create smaller versions of the gardens of paradise. The fountains found in the Gardens of Versailles were meant to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. Seventeen and 18 century Popes sought to exalt their positions by adding decorative baroque-style fountains at the point where restored Roman aqueducts arrived into the city.

Indoor plumbing became the key source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby limiting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity enabled fountains to bring recycled water into living spaces as well as create special water effects.

Nowadays, fountains adorn public areas and are used to honor individuals or events and fill recreational and entertainment needs.Godfather Roman Public Fountains 057862912369871468.jpg

The Godfather Of Roman Public Fountains

There are numerous renowned fountains in the city center of Rome. Almost all of them were designed, architected and constructed by one of the greatest sculptors and artists of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Traces of his life's efforts are evident throughout the roads of Rome because, in addition to his capabilities as a water fountain builder, he was additionally a city builder. Bernini's father, a renowned Florentine sculptor, mentored his young son, and they ultimately moved to Rome, in order to fully express their art, primarily in the form of public water fountains and water features. The young Bernini earned encouragement from Popes and relevant artists alike, and was an diligent employee. At the start he was known for his sculptural skills. Most famously in the Vatican, he made use of a base of knowledge in historical Greek architecture and melded it seamlessly with Roman marble. Although many artists had an influence on his work, Michelangelo had the most profound effect.Use Water Wall Fountain Help Boost Air Quality 207025070414862650.jpg

Use a Water Wall Fountain To Help Boost Air Quality

If what you are after is to breathe life into an otherwise uninspiring ambiance, an indoor wall fountain can be the answer. Pleasant to the senses and advantageous to your health, these indoor features are an excellent addition to your home. Science supports the hypothesis that water fountains are excellent for you. The negative ions generated by water features are offset by the positive ions released by contemporary conveniences. The negative ions produced by these kinds of water features overtake the positive ones resulting in positive changes to both your psychological and physical health. You can become more alert, calm and lively due to an increase in the serotonin levels resulting from these types of features. An improved mood as well as a removal of air impurities comes from the negative ions released by indoor wall fountains They also help to reduce allergies, contaminants as well as other types of irritants. Finally, these fountains absorb dust particles and micro-organisms in the air thereby influencing your general well-being for the better.

How Your Home or Office Benefit from an Indoor Wall Water Feature

Add an ornamental and modern twist to your home by installing an indoor wall fountain.Home Office Benefit Indoor Wall Water Feature 75800617194.jpg Installing this sort of fountain in your home or office permits you to create a place for your loved ones and clients where there is little noise as well as minimal stress and maximum relaxation. Moreover, this sort of interior wall water feature will most certainly gain the admiration of your staff as well as your clientele. An interior water feature is certain to captivate all those who see it while also impressing your loudest critics.

You can enjoy the peace and quiet after a long day at work and enjoy watching your favorite show while sitting under your wall fountain. Indoor fountains produce harmonious sounds which are thought to release negative ions, remove dust as well as pollen, all while creating a calming and relaxing setting.