Water Features
Portola Valley California

Back Story of Garden Water Fountains

The translation of hundreds of ancient Greek texts into Latin was commissioned by the scholarly Pope Nicholas V who led the Church in Rome from 1397 until 1455. In order to make Rome worthy of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope decided to enhance the beauty of the city. Reconstruction of the Acqua Vergine, a ruined Roman aqueduct which had carried fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away, began in 1453 at the bidding of the Pope. The historical Roman custom of marking the entry point of an aqueduct with an imposing celebratory fountain, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was directed by the Pope to build a wall fountain where we now find 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 Benefits of Indoor Wall Water Fountains

Indoor fountains have been used for many years as helpful elements to create soothing, stress free surroundings for patients in clinics and wellness programs. A meditative state can be induced in people who hear the soft sounds of trickling water.

Moreover, healing seems to go faster when water features are included as part of the healing process. They are understood to be a positive part of dealing with a variety of ailments according to many medical professionals and mental health providers. Even the most stricken insomnia patient as well as those suffering from PTSD can profit from the calming, melodic sound of water.Benefits Indoor Wall Water Fountains 207025070414862650.jpg

An indoor wall water element is believed to create an overall feeling of wellness and security according to countless studies. The sight and sound of water are essential to the survival of human beings and our planet.

One of the two main components in the art of feng- shui, water is thought to have life-changing effects. The main tenets of feng-shui say that we can attain serenity and harmony by harmonizing the interior elements in our surroundings. We should include the element of water somewhere in our home. A fountain should be located close to your front door or entrance to be most effective.

Any one of a number of choices in water walls, such as a wall mounted waterfall, a freestanding feature or a customized fountain, will certainly provide you and your family many benefits. Having a fountain in a main room seems to impact people’s state of mind, their happiness as well as their level of contentment according to some research.