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The Effect of the Norman Conquest on Anglo Saxon Landscaping

Anglo-Saxons encountered great modifications to their day-to-day lives in the latter half of the eleventh century due to the accession of the Normans.Effect Norman Conquest Anglo Saxon Landscaping 352827554.jpg The ability of the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons' in design and agriculture at the time of the conquest. However, there was no time for home life, domestic architecture, and decoration until the Normans had overcome the whole realm. Castles were more standard designs and often built on blustery hills, where their tenants spent both time and space to exercising offense and defense, while monasteries were large stone buildings, mostly located in the widest, most fruitful hollows. The sterile fortresses did not provide for the peaceful avocation of horticulture. Berkeley Castle is perhaps the most complete model in existence nowadays of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture. The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time. An enormous terrace encompasses the building, serving as an obstacle to assailants wanting to dig under the castle walls. One of these terraces, a charming bowling green, is covered grass and flanked by an aged yew hedge trimmed into the form of crude battlements.

From Where Did Water Fountains Emerge?

Water Fountains Emerge? 99452629620515071.jpg Himself a learned man, Pope Nicholas V led the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 till 1455 and was responsible for the translation of hundreds of age-old texts from their original Greek into Latin. In order to make Rome deserving of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope resolved to embellish the beauty of the city. At the behest of the Pope, the Aqua Vergine, a ruined aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into Rome from eight miles away, was reconditioned starting in 1453. 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 present-day site of the Trevi Fountain was once occupied by a wall fountain commissioned by the Pope and built by the architect Leon Battista Alberti. Changes and extensions, included in the restored aqueduct, eventually provided the Trevi Fountain and the well-known baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona with the necessary water supply.

The Multiple Kinds of Wall Fountains

Having a wall fountain in your backyard or on a veranda is ideal when you seek to relax. Additionally, it can be designed to fit into any wall space since it does not need much room. Whether it is stand alone or mounted, you will need a spout, a water bowl, internal piping, and a pump. You have many models to a lot to choose from whether you are in search of a traditional, contemporary, classical, or Asian style.Multiple Kinds Wall Fountains 61313091574771.jpg

Also referred to as a floor fountain, a stand-alone wall fountain is normally rather large, and its basin is installed on the ground.

A stand-alone fountain can either be integrated onto a wall already in existence or built into a wall under construction. Integrating this type of water feature into your landscape brings a cohesiveness to the look you want to achieve rather than making it seem as if the fountain was merely added later.