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Where did Large Outdoor Fountains Come From?

Where did Large Outdoor Fountains Come From? A fountain, an amazing piece of engineering, not only supplies drinking water as it pours into a basin, it can also launch water high into the air for a noteworthy effect.

Pure practicality was the original purpose of fountains. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, from aqueducts or springs nearby. Up until the nineteenth, fountains had to be more elevated and closer to a water supply, including aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to take advantage of gravity which fed the fountains. Artists thought of fountains as wonderful additions to a living space, however, the fountains also served to supply clean water and celebrate the designer responsible for creating it. Bronze or stone masks of animals and heroes were commonly seen on Roman fountains. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners incorporated fountains to create mini variations of the gardens of paradise. King Louis XIV of France wanted to demonstrate his superiority over nature by including fountains in the Gardens of Versailles. To mark the entrance 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

Since indoor plumbing became the norm of the day for clean, drinking water, by the end of the 19th century urban fountains were no longer needed for this purpose and they became purely ornamental. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity helped fountains to provide recycled water into living spaces as well as create special water effects.

Beautifying city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the functions of modern-day fountains.

How Your Home or Workplace Profit from an Interior Wall Water Feature

How Your Home or Workplace Profit from an Interior Wall Water Feature Beautify and update your living space by including an indoor wall fountain in your home. Installing this kind of fountain in your residence or office permits you to create a place for your loved ones and clientele where there is little noise as well as minimal stress and maximum relaxation. Putting in one of these interior wall water features will also gain the attention and admiration your staff and clients alike. In order to get a positive response from your loudest critic and impress all those around, install an interior water feature to get the job done.Home  Workplace  Profit Interior Wall Water Feature 8563764990003338.jpg

You can enjoy the peace and quiet after a long day at work and enjoy watching your favorite show while relaxing under your wall fountain. All those close to an indoor fountain will benefit from it because its sounds emit negative ions, eliminate dust and allergens from the air, and also lend to a calming environment.

"Old School" Garden Fountain Manufacturers

"Old School" Garden Fountain Manufacturers Often working as architects, sculptors, designers, engineers and discerning scholars, all in one, fountain creators were multi-talented people from the 16th to the later part of the 18th century. Throughout the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci illustrated the creator as an creative intellect, creator and scientific expert. He carefully reported his findings in his now celebrated notebooks about his research into the forces of nature and the qualities and motion of water. Remodeling private villa configurations into imaginative water showcases packed of symbolic meaning and natural wonder, early Italian water feature engineers paired curiosity with hydraulic and horticultural knowledge. The magnificence in Tivoli were provided by the humanist Pirro Ligorio, who was celebrated for his capabilities in archeology, engineering and garden design. Masterminding the extraordinary water marbles, water features and water antics for the assorted mansions in the vicinity of Florence, other water fountain engineers were well versed in humanist themes and ancient technical texts.

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