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The Countless Options in Wall Fountains

Countless Options Wall Fountains 802113007.jpg Having a wall fountain in your garden or on a terrace is ideal when you wish to relax. Even a little space can include a custom-made one. Both the stand alone and mounted types must have a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump. There are any variety of models to choose from such as conventional, contemporary, classic, or Asian.

With its basin laid on the ground, freestanding wall fountains, or floor fountains, are generally quite big in size.

It is possible to incorporate a wall-mounted fountain onto an already existent wall or built into a new wall. This style of fountain contributes to a cohesive look making it appear as if it was part of the landscape rather than an added feature.Impact Norman Conquest Anglo-Saxon Gardens 9854614520652283456.jpg

The Impact of the Norman Conquest on Anglo-Saxon Gardens

The arrival of the Normans in the 2nd half of the 11th century irreparably transformed The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle. The skill of the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons' in architecture and farming at the time of the conquest. Still, home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the general populace. Monasteries and castles served separate purposes, so while monasteries were massive stone structures assembled in only the most fruitful, wide dales, castles were set upon blustery knolls where the residents focused on understanding offensive and defensive strategies. Gardening, a quiet occupation, was unfeasible in these fruitless fortifications. The best specimen of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent today is Berkeley Castle. The keep is rumored to have been invented during the time of William the Conqueror. As a technique of deterring assailants from tunneling underneath the walls, an immense terrace encompasses the building. A scenic bowling green, enveloped in grass and enclosed by battlements cut out of an ancient yew hedge, forms one of the terraces.

Back Story of Outdoor Water Fountains

Back Story Outdoor Water Fountains 292133978119595503.jpg Himself a highly educated man, Pope Nicholas V led the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 till 1455 and was responsible for the translation of hundreds of ancient documents from their original Greek into Latin. It was imperative for him to beautify the city of Rome to make it worthy of being known as the capital of the Christian world. In 1453 the Pope instigated the rebuilding of the Aqua Vergine, an ancient Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away. Building a mostra, a grandiose celebratory fountain built by ancient Romans to memorialize the arrival point of an aqueduct, was a tradition revived by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was directed by the Pope to construct a wall fountain where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The water which eventually provided the Trevi Fountain as well as the renown baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona came from the modified aqueduct which he had renovated.