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The Source of Modern Day Outdoor Water Fountains

Pope Nicholas V, himself a learned man, governed the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of old classical Greek texts into Latin. In order to make Rome worthy of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope resolved to embellish the beauty of the city. Beginning in 1453, the ruined ancient Roman aqueduct known as the Aqua Vergine which had brought fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away, underwent restoration at the behest of the Pope. The ancient Roman tradition of building an imposing commemorative fountain at the location where an aqueduct arrived, 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 see the Trevi Fountain.Source Modern Day Outdoor Water Fountains 057862912369871468.jpg The water which eventually provided the Trevi Fountain as well as the acclaimed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona came from the modified aqueduct which he had renovated.

Exterior Wall Fountains: The Numerous Designs Available

You can design a place to relax as well as add a touch of style to your porch or yard with a wall fountain since they are excellent adornments to fit into small area. Conventional, antique, modern, or Asian are just a few of the designs you can choose from when looking for an outdoor wall fountain to your liking. Your preferences determine the type you buy so while there may not be a prefabricated fountain to satisfy you, you do have the option of having a customized one.

Depending on your requirements, you can choose from mounted or freestanding types. Mounted wall fountains are little and self-contained variations which can be placed on a wall. Wall fountains made of resin ( similar to stone) or fiberglass are typically lightweight so they can be easily hung. Stand-alone fountains, often referred to as floor fountains, are of considerable size, have a basin located on the ground and a smooth side which leans against a wall. Generally composed of cast stone, this type of water feature is not limited in weight.

Custom-made fountains which can be incorporated into a new or existing wall are often prescribed by landscaping designers. The basin and all the required plumbing are best installed by a trained mason.Exterior Wall Fountains: Numerous Designs Available 057862912369871468.jpg You will need to integrate a spout or fountain mask into the wall. A custom-made wall fountain blends into the landscape instead of standing out because it was a later addition, which adds to a unified appearance.