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Anglo-Saxon Gardens at the Time of the Norman Conquest

The introduction of the Normans in the second half of the eleventh century significantly transformed The Anglo-Saxon ways of living. Architecture and horticulture were attributes that the Normans excelled in, trumping that of the Anglo-Saxons at the time of the occupation. But yet there was no time for home life, domestic design, and decoration until the Normans had overcome the whole realm. Monasteries and castles served different purposes, so while monasteries were large stone structures built in only the most productive, wide dales, castles were set upon blustery knolls where the people focused on understanding offensive and defensive techniques. Relaxing pastimes such as gardening were out of place in these destitute citadels. Berkeley Castle, potentially the most unspoiled model of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture, still exists now. The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time period. An enormous terrace encompasses the building, serving as an obstacle to attackers wanting to excavate under the castle walls. A scenic bowling green, enveloped in grass and enclosed by battlements clipped out of an ancient yew hedge, creates one of the terraces.

Ancient Greece: The Inception of Garden Statue Design

Most sculptors were paid by the temples to adorn the intricate pillars and archways with renderings of the gods until the stage came to a close and countless Greeks started to think of their religion as superstitious rather than sacred, when it became more typical for sculptors to portray everyday people as well. Wealthy individuals would sometimes commission a rendering of their forefathers for their large familial tombs; portraiture additionally became frequent and would be appropriated by the Romans upon their acquisition of Greek society. The use of sculpture and other art forms varied through the many years of The Greek Classical period, a duration of creative progress when the arts had more than one objective. Greek sculpture is perhaps appealing to us all nowadays because it was an avant-garde experiment in the ancient world, so it doesn't make a difference whether or not its original function was religious zeal or artistic pleasure.Wall Fountain Suit Decor 09328271.jpg

A Wall Fountain to Suit Your Decor

Putting a wall fountain in your yard or patio is perfect when you want to relax. Moreover, it can be designed to fit into any wall space since it does not take up much room. Whether it is stand alone or fitted, you will need a spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump. Traditional, contemporary, classic, and Asian are just some of the styles from which you can consider.

Usually quite large, freestanding wall fountains, also known as floor fountains, have their basins on the floor.

It is possible to incorporate a wall-mounted water feature onto an already existing wall or built into a new wall. Incorporating this kind of water feature into your landscape brings a cohesiveness to the look you want to attain rather than making it seem as if the fountain was merely added later.

The Source of Modern 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 classic Greek texts into Latin. In order to make Rome worthy of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope resolved to enhance the beauty of the city. Starting in 1453, the ruined ancient Roman aqueduct known as the Aqua Vergine which had brought clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away, underwent repair at the bidding of the Pope. A mostra, a monumental commemorative fountain constructed by ancient Romans to mark the point of entry of an aqueduct, was a tradition which was 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.Source Modern Fountains 02856904865642.jpg Changes and extensions, included in the repaired 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.