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Contemporary Garden Decor: Garden Fountains and their Roots

Contemporary Garden Decor: Garden Fountains and their Roots A fountain, an incredible piece of engineering, not only supplies drinking water as it pours into a basin, it can also launch water high into the air for an extraordinary effect.

Pure functionality was the original role of fountains. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, via aqueducts or springs in the area. Used until the 19th century, in order for fountains to flow or shoot up into the air, their source of water such as reservoirs or aqueducts, had to be higher than the water fountain in order to benefit from gravity. Serving as an element of adornment and celebration, fountains also provided clean, fresh drinking water. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often used by Romans to decorate their fountains. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to re-create the gardens of paradise. The fountains seen in the Gardens of Versailles were meant to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. The Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries were extolled with baroque style fountains built to mark the arrival points of Roman aqueducts.

The end of the 19th century saw the increase in usage of indoor plumbing to supply drinking water, so urban fountains were relegated to strictly decorative elements. Gravity was substituted by mechanical pumps in order to enable fountains to bring in clean water and allow for beautiful water displays.

These days, fountains decorate public spaces and are used to pay tribute to individuals or events and fill recreational and entertainment needs.

The Benefits of Having an Interior Wall Water Feature in your Home or Office

The Benefits of Having an Interior Wall Water Feature in your Home or Office One way to accentuate your home with a modern twist is by putting in an indoor wall fountain to your living area. Installing this kind of fountain in your residence or office permits you to create a place for your loved ones and clients where there is little noise as well as minimal stress and maximum relaxation. Installing one of these interior wall water features will also draw the attention and appreciation your staff and clients alike. All those who come near your interior water feature will be fascinated and even your loudest detractor will be dazzled.Benefits  Interior  Wall Water Feature Home Office 7289292426165804110.jpg

Your wall feature guarantees you a relaxing evening after a long day’s work and help create a quiet spot where can enjoy watching your favorite sporting event. The rewards of an indoor water feature include its ability to emit negative ions with its gentle sounds and eliminate dust and pollen from the air while creating a relaxing environment.

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