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The Results of the Norman Conquest on Anglo-Saxon Landscaping

Anglo-Saxons felt incredible changes to their day-to-day lives in the latter half of the eleventh century due to the accession of the Normans. The skill of the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons' in architecture and agriculture at the time of the conquest. But before centering on home-life or having the occasion to consider domestic architecture or decoration, the Normans had to subjugate an entire population. Castles were more standard designs and often erected on blustery hills, where their people devoted both time and space to practicing offense and defense, while monasteries were large stone buildings, mostly situated in the widest, most fruitful hollows. The tranquil practice of gardening was unrealistic in these bleak bastions. The best example of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent today is Berkeley Castle. The keep is thought to date from the time of William the Conqueror. An enormous terrace encompasses the building, serving as an impediment to assailants trying to excavate under the castle walls. One of these terraces, a charming bowling green, is covered grass and flanked by an ancient yew hedge trimmed into the figure of crude battlements.

Choose from all Types of Outdoor Water Features

Is it possible for you to transform your garden into a paradise of peace?Choose Types Outdoor Water Features 076390034910305.jpg Integrating a fountain into your garden provides tranquility as well as numerous powerful effects that come with having a water feature.

The splendor of a spouting fountain can be seen when it sends a stream of shooting water into the air. Sizable, existing ponds can easily be fitted with one of these. You may have encountered one of these in a park or an old estate.

Outdoor water features come in varied shapes and sizes, one of which is a fancy wall fountain. Even with a small backyard, it is feasible to put in one of these water features. Whereas spouting fountains produce an impressive effect, wall fountains are more understated water features. In this simple process. the water which is pushed out of a small opening, moves down a beautifully textured wall and is then collected at the base before being pushed back to the top.

Themed fountains are perfect when the design of your yard allows for them. A cherub grasping a spout is one of the possible kinds of classical-styled statues you can use if you want your fountain to compliment a rustically themed cottage or garden. Something special and bold could be an alternative for more modern gardens. Let your imagination run free to choose the best option.

The main trait of a multi-tiered fountain is that water streams from a number of different levels. Water moves down numerous tiers in a cascading fountain.

The space needed for an outdoor fountain can be considerable, therefore, a better solution is to install a wall fountain or a pondless fountain. The reservoirs required for these types of water features are buried underground which helps you better use your limited space.

Japanese fountains are believed to impart a sense of tranquility and wellness. The water passes through bamboo sticks in this kind of water feature. A rustic bucket or shaped stone is placed at the bottom of this feature to collect the flowing water only to have the pattern repeated over and over again.

Fountains created from glass are another type on the market. Featuring shaped metalwork, trellis-style fountains of this type have a more traditional aspect. Water features of this kind are an excellent alternative for gardens with many sharp edges along with contemporary shapes and design. A magnificent effect is created when water streams down the sheets of glass. In some instances, the water is colored by LED lights as it flows over the glass panels. The jagged surface of rock waterfall fountain creates an interesting façade as the water softly trickles downwards.

A large rock drilled with openings which then has tubes inserted into it is what differentiates a bubbling rock fountain. The bubbling and gurgling at the uppermost part of this type of fountain are caused by the water being pushed upward at low pressure. Water then streams as a slow trickle down the sides of the rock to its base. Gardens with little space are good areas to include this style of fountain. This sort of fountain, which uses low pressure to move water, is suitable because it stops water from being sprayed around in breezy weather.

Powered by sunlight, solar fountains are growing to be rapidly trendy. The reasons for this are varied, from the lack of wires and the reduced complexities to the decreased power bills and the beneficial impact on our environment. It is not necessary to settle on a specific model of outdoor solar-powered fountain because of the wide variety of designs available on the market.Wall Fountain Fit Design 057862912369871468.jpg

A Wall Fountain to Fit Your Design

Placing a wall fountain in your yard or patio is ideal when you want to relax. Even a little space can include a customized one. Both the stand alone and fitted types need to have a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump. There are many different styles available on the market including traditional, contemporary, classical, or Asian.

Stand-alone wall fountains, otherwise known as floor fountains, are noticeably big and feature a basin on the ground.

It is possible to incorporate a wall-mounted water feature onto an already existing wall or built into a new wall. A unified look can be achieved with this type of water feature because it seems to become part of the scenery rather than an added element.

The Original Water Features of Human History

The water from creeks and other sources was initially supplied to the residents of nearby communities and municipalities via water fountains, whose design was mainly practical, not aesthetic. To generate water flow through a fountain until the end of the 1800’s, and generate a jet of water, demanded the force of gravity and a water source such as a spring or lake, located higher than the fountain. Typically used as monuments and commemorative structures, water fountains have impressed people from all over the planet all through the ages. If you saw the 1st fountains, you probably would not identify them as fountains. Created for drinking water and ceremonial functions, the initial fountains were very simple carved stone basins. 2000 BC is when the earliest identified stone fountain basins were originally used. The force of gravity was the power source that controlled the initial water fountains.Original Water Features Human History 207025070414862650.jpg These ancient water fountains were built to be functional, commonly situated along aqueducts, creeks and rivers to provide drinking water. Animals, Gods, and religious figures dominated the early ornate Roman fountains, beginning to appear in about 6 BC. The people of Rome had an intricate system of aqueducts that delivered the water for the many fountains that were placed throughout the urban center.Outdoor Wall Fountains: Awesome Sight 076390034910305.jpg

Outdoor Wall Fountains: An Awesome Sight

Your family and friends will appreciate the charm a wall fountain lends to your decor. In addition to the calming background sounds a wall water feature contributes to any living space, it also imparts charm. In order to leave a lasting memory on your guests, share the beauty and soft sounds of your water feature with them.

A living area with a modern-day design can also benefit from a wall fountain. If you want to enhance your modern-day decor, consider adding one made of stainless steel or glass. Does your home or business have a small amount of space? The best choice for you is a wall water fountain. They take up no space since they are mounted on a wall. Busy entryways in corporate buildings are often decorated with one of these types of fountains. Wall fountains are not constrained to indoor use, however. Fiberglass and resin are great materials to use for outside wall water features. Liven up your veranda, courtyard, or other outdoor areas with a water fountain made of these water-resistant materials.

Wall fountains come in a number of varying styles covering the modern to the traditional and rustic. You can choose the best style based upon your personal tastes. A city dweller’s design ideas might call for polished glass whereas a mountaineer might prefer a more traditional material such as slate for a mountain lodge. Your personal decoration plans determine the material you select. Fountains are features which no doubt impress those who visit your home.Statuary Staple Classic Art Ancient Greece 057862912369871468.jpg

Statuary As a Staple of Classic Art in Ancient Greece

The primitive Greeks manufactured the first freestanding statuary, an impressive achievement as most sculptures up until then had been reliefs cut into walls and pillars. Most of these freestanding sculptures were what is known as kouros figures, statues of young, attractive male or female (kore) Greeks. The kouroi were considered by the Greeks to embody beauty and were sculpted with one foot leading and an uncompromising rigidity to their forward-facing poses; the male statues were always strapping, brawny, and unclothed. The kouroi grew to be life-sized starting in 650 BC. During the Archaic period, a big time of changes, the Greeks were evolving new types of government, expressions of art, and a greater awareness of people and cultures outside Greece. And yet these disputes did not prevent the growth of the Greek civilization. {