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Water Transport Strategies in Ancient Rome

Rome’s first elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in 273 BC; before that, people living at higher elevations had to depend on local springs for their water.Water Transport Strategies Ancient Rome 8559969493000565842.jpg Outside of these aqueducts and springs, wells and rainwater-collecting cisterns were the only technologies readily available at the time to supply water to segments of higher elevation. To provide water to Pincian Hill in the early sixteenth century, they employed the new tactic of redirecting the current from the Acqua Vergine aqueduct’s underground channel. The aqueduct’s channel was made accessible by pozzi, or manholes, that were added along its length when it was 1st built. The manholes made it more straightforward to thoroughly clean the channel, but it was also achievable to use buckets to remove water from the aqueduct, as we witnessed with Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi when he possessed the property from 1543 to 1552, the year he died. Though the cardinal also had a cistern to get rainwater, it couldn't provide enough water. To give himself with a much more effective system to obtain water, he had one of the manholes exposed, offering him access to the aqueduct below his property.

The Godfather Of Roman Garden Water Fountains

In Rome’s city center, there are many celebrated water features. One of the best ever sculptors and designers of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini planned, conceived and built almost all of them. He was also a city designer, in addition to his skills as a water feature engineer, and records of his life's work are apparent throughout the avenues of Rome. Ultimately moving to Rome to completely show their artwork, primarily in the shape of community water fountains, Bernini’s father, a renowned Florentine sculptor, guided his young son.Godfather Roman Garden Water Fountains 3469774222664973.jpg An excellent worker, the young Bernini earned praise and patronage of many popes and influential designers. At first he was celebrated for his sculpting skills. Working effortlessly with Roman marble, he made use of a base of knowledge in the ancient Greek architecture, most obviously in the Vatican. Though he was influenced by many, Michelangelo had the most serious effect on him, both personally and professionally.Many Construction Materials Wall fountains 32802408551107.jpg

The Many Construction Materials of Wall fountains

While today’s garden fountains are made in a range of materials, the majority are crafted from metal. Metallic ones offer clean lines and unique sculptural accents and will fit in with nearly any decorative style and budget. It is very important that your landscape reflects the style of your residence.

Today, a lot of people choose copper for their sculptural garden fountains. Copper fountains are the ideal choice because they are perfect for the inside and outside. Copper is also versatile enough that you can choose a range of styles for your fountain, from contemporary to whimsical.

Also common, brass fountains generally have a more old-fashioned appearance to them versus their copper counterpart. Brass fountains are frequently designed with interesting artwork, so they are popular even if they are a bit conventional.

Perhaps the most modern of all metals is stainless steel. If you choose a cutting-edge steel design, both the value and tranquility of your garden will get a nice lift. As with all fountains, you can find any size you choose.

Because it is both lighter and less expensive than metal but has a similar look, fiberglass is quite common for fountains. Keeping a fiberglass water fountain clean and working properly is quite effortless, another aspect consumers like.