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The Positive Benefits of installing a Fountain in Your Living Space

The Positive Benefits of installing a Fountain in Your Living Space The area outside your residence can be polished up by including a wall or a garden fountain to your landscaping or garden project. Modern-day designers and fountain builders alike use historical fountains and water features to shape their creations.Positive Benefits installing  Fountain  Living  Space 4271669674915862085.jpg As such, introducing one of these to your home design is a great way to connect it to the past. Among the many properties of these beautiful garden fountains 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, irritating insects, for instance, are frightened off by the birds congregating around the fountain or birdbath.

Wall fountains are a good option if your yard is small because they do not require much space in contrast to a spouting or cascading fountain. You can choose to set up a stand-alone fountain with a flat back and an attached basin propped against a fence or wall in your backyard, or a wall-mounted type which is self-contained and hung from a wall. A fountain can be added to an existing wall if you include some sort of fountain mask as well as a basin to collect the water below. The plumbing and masonry work necessary for this kind of job requires training, so it is best to hire a skilled person rather than go at it yourself.

Water-raising Tool by Camillo Agrippa

Water-raising Tool by Camillo Agrippa Though the machine designed by Agrippa for raising water gained the admiration of Andrea Bacci in 1588, it seemed to fade away not very long thereafter. Merely years afterward, in 1592, the earliest modern Roman waterway, the Acqua Felice, was attached to the Medici’s villa, possibly making the unit outmoded.Water-raising Tool Camillo Agrippa 730766066732848390.jpg The more likely conclusion is that the system was abandoned once Franceso di Medici, Ferdinando’s siblingexpired in 1588, leading him to give up his role as cardinal and return to Florence where he received the throne as the Grand Duke of Tuscany. Renaissance gardens of the later part of the 16th century happened to be home to works such as melodious water features, scenographic water exhibits and water caprices (giochi d’acqua), but these were not outfitted with water in ways which defied gravity itself.

A Chronicle of Garden Water Fountains

A Chronicle of Garden Water Fountains Himself a highly educated man, Pope Nicholas V led the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 till 1455 and was responsible for the translation of scores of age-old texts from their original Greek into Latin. 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. In 1453 the Pope instigated the reconstruction of the Aqua Vergine, an ancient Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away. A mostra, a monumental dedicatory fountain constructed by ancient Romans to mark the point of entry of an aqueduct, was a practice which was revived by Nicholas V.Chronicle Garden Water Fountains 963494077295602.jpg The Trevi Fountain now occupies the space previously filled with a wall fountain built by Leon Battista Albert, an architect employed by the Pope. The aqueduct he had refurbished included modifications and extensions which eventually enabled it to supply water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the famed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.

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The Countless Types of Outdoor Fountains Turn your garden into what you have always wished for – an oasis of peace.You can benefit from a water feature by adding an outdoor fountain to your backyard and creating a place of serenity.... read more


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