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A Chronicle of Wall Fountains

Himself a learned man, Pope Nicholas V led the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 till 1455 and was responsible for the translation of scores of age-old documents from their original Greek into Latin.Chronicle Wall Fountains 75800617194.jpg He undertook the embellishment of Rome to make it into the worthy seat of the Christian world. In 1453 the Pope commissioned the reconstruction of the Aqua Vergine, an historic Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away. The ancient Roman tradition of building an awe-inspiring commemorative fountain at the location where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was revived by Nicholas V. At the bidding of the Pope, architect Leon Battista Alberti undertook the construction of a wall fountain in the spot where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The Trevi Fountain as well as the well-known baroque fountains located in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona were eventually supplied with water from the altered aqueduct he had reconstructed.

The Advantages of Solar Fountains

There are various energy sources which can be employed to power your garden wall fountain. Older fountains have historically been powered by electricity, but due to a greater interest in eco-friendly fountains, solar energy is used in new models. Although solar powered water fountains may be the most inexpensive long-term option, the initial expense is in fact higher. Terra cotta, copper, porcelain, or bronze are the most common materials chosen to build solar powered water fountains. If you are looking for one which fits your decor, the assortment available on the market makes this possible. Such fountains can be easily serviced, and you can feel good about making a real contribution to the eco-system while also creating a relaxing garden sanctuary.

Beyond its visible charm, interior wall fountains can also help to keep your house at a comfortable temperature. An alternative to air conditioners and swamp coolers, they cool off your home by using the same techniques. You can also save on your electric costs because they use less power.

Their cooling effect can be by blowing fresh, dry air across them. Using the ceiling fan or air from a corner of the room can help to optimize circulation. Regardless of the method you use, ensure the air is flowing over the top of the water in a regular manner. Cool, fresh air is one of the natural byproducts of fountains and waterfalls. You will feel a sudden coolness in the air when you approach a sizable waterfall or fountain. Situating your fountain cooling system in a place that is very hot reduces its effectiveness. Direct sunlight, for example, reduces the ability of your fountain to generate cool air.

The Results of the Norman Conquest on Anglo Saxon Gardens

Anglo-Saxons felt great modifications to their day-to-day lives in the latter half of the eleventh century due to the accession of the Normans. At the time of the conquest, the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons in building design and cultivation. But yet there was no time for home life, domestic design, and adornment until the Normans had overcome the whole region.Results Norman Conquest Anglo Saxon Gardens 076390034910305.jpg Monasteries and castles served separate functions, so while monasteries were massive stone structures constructed in only the most fruitful, wide dales, castles were set upon blustery knolls where the occupants focused on understanding offensive and defensive strategies. Relaxing pastimes such as gardening were out of place in these desolate citadels. The purest example of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent in modern times is Berkeley Castle. The keep is reported to have been developed during the time of William the Conqueror. A big terrace intended for walking and as a way to stop enemies from mining under the walls runs about the building. A scenic bowling green, covered in grass and surrounded by battlements clipped out of an ancient yew hedge, forms one of the terraces.