Water Features
Portsmouth New Hampshire

When and Where Did Water Fountains Emerge?

Water Fountains Emerge? 207025070414862650.jpg Himself a learned man, Pope Nicholas V headed the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 till 1455 and was responsible for the translation of hundreds of ancient texts from their original Greek into Latin. In order to make Rome worthy of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope decided to embellish the beauty of the city. At the bidding of the Pope, the Aqua Vergine, a damaged aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into Rome from eight miles away, was restored starting in 1453. 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 present-day site of the Trevi Fountain was once occupied by a wall fountain commissioned by the Pope and built by the architect Leon Battista Alberti. The aqueduct he had refurbished included modifications and extensions which eventually enabled it to supply water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the famed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.

Gorgeous Wall Fountains

Introducing a wall fountain as a design element will make a wonderful impression on your family and friends. Having a wall water feature in your daily life not only stimulates the eyes with its loveliness but also your ears with the soothing background sounds it generates. You can leave a lasting impression on your guests with the visual beauty and the inviting sounds of this sort of feature.Gorgeous Wall Fountains 14774576666905.jpg

Even a living space with a modern-day style can be improved with a wall fountain. If you wish to accentuate your modern-day decor, look into adding one made of stainless steel or glass. Does your home or office have a small amount of space? The ideal alternative for you is a wall water fountain. Since they are installed on a wall you can save your precious real estate for something else. You may note that many hectic workplace lobbies have fountains. Indoor spaces are not the only places to install a wall fountain, however. Fiberglass or resin wall water features can be installed outside. Gardens, porches, or other outdoor spaces needing a stylish touch should include a water fountain made of one of these weather-proof materials.

Wall fountains come in a bunch of varying styles covering the modern to the traditional and rustic. The type you choose for your space is dictated by individual design preferences. A city dweller’s decoration ideas might call for polished glass whereas a mountaineer might want a more traditional material such as slate for a mountain lodge. Your personal design plans determine the material you select. One thing is certain, however, fountains are features which will no doubt dazzle your guests.

Anglo Saxon Landscapes During the Norman Conquest

The Anglo-Saxon way of life was drastically changed by the introduction of the Normans in the later eleventh century. The ability of the Normans exceeded the Anglo-Saxons' in architecture and agriculture at the time of the conquest. But home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the entire population. Most often designed upon windy summits, castles were straightforward constructs that enabled their occupants to spend time and space to offensive and defensive schemes, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings generally placed in only the most fecund, broad valleys. Tranquil pastimes such as gardening were out of place in these desolate citadels. Berkeley Castle is most likely the most complete model in existence today of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture. The keep is thought to date from the time of William the Conqueror. An enormous terrace encompasses the building, serving as an impediment to attackers wanting to dig under the castle walls.Anglo Saxon Landscapes Norman Conquest 75800617194.jpg 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.