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Agrippa's Eye-popping, but Mostly Forgotten Water-Lifting Device

Agrippa's Eye-popping, but Mostly Forgotten Water-Lifting Device Though the machine made by Agrippa for raising water earned the esteem of Andrea Bacci in 1588, it appeared to fade not long thereafter. Only years afterward, in 1592, the early contemporary Roman aqueduct, the Acqua Felice, was attached to the Medici’s villa, probably making the technology outmoded. Though it’s more probable that it was essentially disposed of when Ferdinando ceded his cardinalship and went back to Florence, protecting his place as the Grand Duke of Tuscany, just after the demise of his sibling, Francesco di Medici, in 1588. There might have been different significant water-related works in Renaissance landscapes in the late sixteenth century, such as fountains which played tunes, water caprices (or giochi d’acqua) and also scenographic water displays, but none was powered by water that defied gravitation.

Anglo-Saxon Grounds at the Time of the Norman Conquest

Anglo-Saxon Grounds at the Time of the Norman Conquest The introduction of the Normans in the 2nd half of the 11th century irreparably altered The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle. Architecture and horticulture were abilities that the Normans excelled in, trumping that of the Anglo-Saxons at the time of the occupation. However, there was no time for home life, domestic architecture, and adornment until the Normans had overcome the whole region. Monasteries and castles served separate functions, so while monasteries were enormous stone structures constructed in only the most productive, wide dales, castles were set upon blustery knolls where the occupants focused on understanding offensive and defensive strategies. The barren fortresses did not provide for the quiet avocation of horticulture. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is portrayed in Berkeley Castle, which is perhaps the most untouched example we have. The keep is rumored to have been conceived during the time of William the Conqueror. A massive terrace serves as a discouraging factor to intruders who would try to mine the walls of the building. One of these terraces, a charming bowling green, is covered grass and flanked by an aged yew hedge cut into the form of crude battlements.

California's Outdoor Fountain Analysis and Results

California's Outdoor Fountain Analysis and Results Berkley, CA citizens voted for a sugar-sweetened beverages tax in February 2014, the first of its kind in the United States. The objective is to get men and women drinking more water and other natural drinks by increasing the price tag of soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks. First, the city conducted research to examine whether people had proper access to functioning drinking water fountains. The research utilized a GPS app to collect data on present water fountains in the city. Investigators then used US Census data to find out more about the economic and racial elements that affected the city. The researchers looked to use both data sets to figure out if demographics were associated to drinking water fountain access. Each water fountain and the demographics of its nearby area were reviewed to reveal whether the location of the fountains or their level of maintenance exhibited any link to income, race, or other points. The cleanliness of many fountains was found inadequate, even if most were functioning.

A Small Garden Area? You Can Have a Water Feature too! You can make your space appear bigger due to the reflective effect of water.Dark materials alter the reflective properties of a fountain or water feature.Night time is a great time to draw attention to the lighted, colored underwater lights in your new water feature.... read more


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