Water Features
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Public Water Fountains Recorded by History

As originally conceived, water fountains were crafted to be functional, guiding water from creeks or aqueducts to the citizens of cities and settlements, where the water could be utilized for cooking food, cleaning, and drinking. In the days before electrical power, the spray of fountains was powered by gravity only, often using an aqueduct or water resource located far away in the surrounding mountains. The beauty and spectacle of fountains make them appropriate for traditional monuments. If you saw the first fountains, you would not recognize them as fountains. Basic stone basins created from local rock were the original fountains, used for spiritual ceremonies and drinking water. Pure stone basins as fountains have been uncovered from 2000 B.C.. The spraying of water emerging from small jets was pushed by gravity, the lone power source builders had in those days. The placement of the fountains was driven by the water source, which is why you’ll usually find them along reservoirs, waterways, or streams. Creatures, Gods, and religious figures dominated the very early decorative Roman fountains, starting to appear in about 6 BC. The City of Rome had an elaborate system of aqueducts that provided the water for the many fountains that were placed throughout the community.

The Results of the Norman Invasion on Anglo-Saxon Gardens

Anglo-Saxons encountered great modifications to their daily 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. Nonetheless the Normans had to pacify the whole territory before they could concentrate on home life, domestic architecture, and decoration.Results Norman Invasion Anglo-Saxon Gardens 207025070414862650.jpg Because of this, castles were cruder structures than monasteries: Monasteries were usually immense stone buildings located in the biggest and most fecund valleys, while castles were built on windy crests where their citizens devoted time and space to projects for offense and defense. The calm practice of gardening was unlikely in these dreary bastions. Berkeley Castle is probably the most unchanged model in existence at present of the early Anglo-Norman form of architecture. It is said that the keep was introduced during William the Conqueror's time. A large terrace intended for exercising and as a way to stop enemies from mining below the walls runs about the building. On 1 of these terraces sits a charming bowling green: it's covered in grass and flanked by an old yew hedge that is formed into the shape of rough ramparts.