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The Origins Of Fountains

The Origins Of Fountains The incredible construction of a fountain allows it to provide clean water or shoot water high into air for dramatic effect and it can also serve as an excellent design feature to complement your home.

Pure functionality was the original role of fountains. Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to provide them with drinking water as well as water where they could bathe or wash. 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 the power of gravity. Fountains were not only used as a water source for drinking water, but also to adorn homes and celebrate the artist who created it. The main components used by the Romans to build their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly depicting animals or heroes. To replicate the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages introduced fountains to their designs. The fountains found in the Gardens of Versailles were intended to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. To mark the entryway of the restored Roman aqueducts, the Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries commissioned the building of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts entered the city of Rome

The end of the nineteenth century saw the increase in usage of indoor plumbing to provide drinking water, so urban fountains were relegated to strictly decorative elements. Amazing water effects and recycled water were made possible by switching the power of gravity with mechanical pumps.

Nowadays, fountains adorn public spaces and are used to recognize individuals or events and fill recreational and entertainment needs.

Back Story of Wall Fountains

Back Story of Wall Fountains The translation of hundreds of ancient Greek documents into Latin was commissioned by the learned Pope Nicholas V who ruled the Church in Rome from 1397 till 1455. Embellishing Rome and making it the worthy capital of the Christian world was at the heart of his objectives. At the behest of the Pope, the Aqua Vergine, a ruined aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into Rome from eight miles away, was renovated starting in 1453. The ancient Roman custom of building an imposing commemorative fountain at the point where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The Trevi Fountain now occupies the area formerly filled with a wall fountain crafted by Leon Battista Albert, an architect employed by the Pope. The water which eventually provided the Trevi Fountain as well as the renown baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona came from the modified aqueduct which he had renovated.

Can Water Wall Fountains Help Purify The Air?

Can  Water Wall Fountains Help Purify Air? 9703481515.jpg Can Water Wall Fountains Help Purify The Air? An otherwise boring ambiance can be livened up with an indoor wall fountain. Your eyes, your ears and your well-being can be favorably influenced by including this kind of indoor feature in your home. If you doubt the benefits of water fountains, just look at the science supporting this idea. The negative ions produced by water features are countered by the positive ions released by present-day conveniences. Indisputable positive changes in mental and physical health occur when negative ions overpower positive ions. You can become more alert, relaxed and lively due to an increase in the serotonin levels resulting from these types of features. Indoor wall fountains {generate negative ions which serve to elevate your mood and eliminate air pollutants. In order to rid yourself of allergies, impurities in the air and other annoyances, ensure you install one of these. And lastly, dust particles and microbes in the air are eliminated and lead to improved health.

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