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Modern Garden Decoration: Garden Fountains and their Beginnings

A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to provide drinkable water, as well as for decorative purposes.

Pure practicality was the original purpose of fountains. Water fountains were connected to a spring or aqueduct to supply drinkable water as well as bathing water for cities, townships and villages. Used until the 19th century, in order for fountains to flow or shoot up into the air, their source of water such as reservoirs or aqueducts, had to be higher than the water fountain in order to benefit from gravity. Fountains were an optimal source of water, and also served to decorate living areas and celebrate the artist. Bronze or stone masks of wildlife and heroes were commonly seen on Roman fountains. To illustrate the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages added fountains to their designs. To show his prominence over nature, French King Louis XIV included fountains in the Garden of Versailles. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries created baroque decorative fountains to exalt the Popes who commissioned them as well as to mark the spot where the restored Roman aqueducts entered the city.

Indoor plumbing became the key source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby restricting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. Impressive water effects and recycled water were made possible by switching the force of gravity with mechanical pumps.

Contemporary fountains are used to adorn community spaces, honor individuals or events, and enrich recreational and entertainment events.

Early Water Supply Techniques in The City Of Rome

Rome’s very first elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in 273 BC; prior to that, inhabitants residing at higher elevations had to rely on natural creeks for their water.Early Water Supply Techniques City Rome 54857075.jpg When aqueducts or springs weren’t accessible, people living at higher elevations turned to water taken from underground or rainwater, which was made available by wells and cisterns. In the very early 16th century, the city began to use the water that ran below the ground through Acqua Vergine to furnish drinking water to Pincian Hill. The aqueduct’s channel was made attainable by pozzi, or manholes, that were installed along its length when it was 1st developed. The manholes made it less demanding to maintain the channel, but it was also possible to use buckets to pull water from the aqueduct, as we witnessed with Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi when he owned the property from 1543 to 1552, the year he passed away. He didn’t get enough water from the cistern that he had manufactured on his property to gather rainwater. Fortunately, the aqueduct sat below his property, and he had a shaft established to give him access.

A Smaller Garden Space? Don't Fret! You Can Still Have a Water Feature

Smaller Garden Space? Don't Fret! Can Still Water Feature 67791143532381033.jpg You can make your space appear bigger due to the reflective effect of water. In order to attain the maximum reflective properties of a water element or fountain, it is best to use dark materials. Night time is a great occasion to draw attention to the illuminated, colored underwater lights in your new water feature. Sunlight is indispensable to power eco-lights during the day time while underwater lights are great for night use. Alleviating stress and anxiety with their relaxing sounds are some of the applications in nature medicine.

The vegetation in your yard is a great spot to fit in your water feature. Ponds, artificial rivers, or fountains are just some of the ways you can you can make it become the central feature on your property. The flexibility of water features is that they can be set up in large backyards as well as in small verandas. The most appropriate accessories and the best location for it are worthwhile if you want to better the atmosphere.