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The Outcome of the Norman Invasion on Anglo Saxon Garden Design

The Outcome of the Norman Invasion on Anglo Saxon Garden Design Anglo-Saxons experienced extraordinary adjustments to their day-to-day lives in the latter half of the eleventh century due to the accession of the Normans. At the time of the conquest, the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons in building design and cultivation. But before focusing on home-life or having the occasion to think about domestic architecture or decoration, the Normans had to subjugate an entire society. Most often designed upon windy peaks, castles were fundamental structures that allowed their occupants to spend time and space to offensive and defensive programs, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings commonly installed in only the most fecund, broad valleys. The calm method of gardening was unlikely in these dismal bastions. Berkeley Castle is possibly the most intact model in existence today of the early Anglo-Norman form of architecture.Outcome Norman Invasion Anglo Saxon Garden Design 5851404676.jpg It is said that the keep was created during William the Conqueror's time. An enormous terrace encompasses the building, serving as an impediment to attackers trying to excavate under the castle walls. On 1 of these terraces sits a charming bowling green: it is covered in grass and flanked by an old yew hedge that is created into the shape of rough ramparts.

When and Where Did Water Fountains Originate?

When and Where Did Water Fountains Originate? 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.Water Fountains  Originate? 0974644437860857.jpg In order to make Rome deserving of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope decided to enhance the beauty of the city. In 1453 the Pope commissioned the rebuilding of the Aqua Vergine, an ancient Roman aqueduct which had carried fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away. Building a mostra, a grandiose celebratory fountain built by ancient Romans to memorialize the entry point of an aqueduct, was a tradition revived by Nicholas V. At the bidding of the Pope, architect Leon Battista Alberti undertook the construction of a wall fountain in the spot where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The water which eventually supplied the Trevi Fountain as well as the acclaimed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona flowed from the modified aqueduct which he had renovated.

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Public Drinking Fountains Around Berkley, California In February 2014, a taxation on sugar-sweetened beverages was passed in Berkley, CA, making it the first city in the United States to bring in such a law.The purpose is to get men and women drinking more water and other natural beverages by elevating the price tag of soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks.... read more