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The Source of Modern Garden Water Fountains

Source Modern Garden Water Fountains 5576660595693794422.jpg The Source of Modern Garden Water Fountains The translation of hundreds of classic Greek texts into Latin was commissioned by the learned Pope Nicholas V who ruled the Church in Rome from 1397 till 1455. 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. Starting in 1453, the ruined ancient Roman aqueduct known as the Aqua Vergine which had brought fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away, underwent reconstruction at the bidding of the Pope. A mostra, a monumental dedicatory fountain built by ancient Romans to mark the point of arrival of an aqueduct, was a tradition which was restored by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was commissioned by the Pope to construct a wall fountain where we now see the Trevi Fountain. Adjustments and extensions, included in the restored aqueduct, eventually supplied the Trevi Fountain and the well-known baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona with the necessary water supply.

The Myriad Reasons to Add a Water Feature

The Myriad Reasons to Add a Water FeatureMyriad Reasons Add  Water Feature 29586148099.jpg The addition of a wall fountain or an outdoor garden fountain is an excellent way to embellish your yard or garden design. Many current designers and artisans have been influenced by historical fountains and water features. As such, the effect of integrating one of these to your interior decor bridges it to past times. Among the many attributes of these beautiful garden water features is the water and moisture they release into the air which attracts birds and other wild life as well as helps to balance the ecosystem. Flying, bothersome insects, for instance, are scared away by the birds congregating near the fountain or birdbath.

Spouting or cascading fountains are not the best option for a small backyard since they need a great deal of space. Two options to pick from include either a freestanding type with an even back set against a fence or wall in your backyard, or a wall-mounted, self-contained type which hangs on a wall. Both a fountain mask located on the existing wall as well as a basin located at the bottom to collect the water are equired if you wish to include a fountain. It is best not to undertake this job yourself as skilled plumbers and masons are best suited to do this type of work.

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Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Public Fountains There are countless celebrated fountains in the city center of Rome.Almost all of them were designed, conceived and constructed by one of the greatest sculptors and artists of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini.... read more


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Look at the Benefits of an Indoor Wall Water Fountain For Countless years now, hospitals and health care facilities have used indoor fountains to establish a stress-free, serene environment.The calming effect of cascading water can lead people into a contemplative state.... read more