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A Concise History of Early Outdoor Water Features

A Concise History of Early Outdoor Water Features As originally conceived, fountains were crafted to be functional, directing water from creeks or reservoirs to the citizens of cities and villages, where the water could be used for cooking, washing, and drinking. A source of water higher in elevation than the fountain was required to pressurize the flow and send water squirting from the fountain's spout, a technology without equal until the late 19th century. Inspiring and impressive, big water fountains have been built as monuments in nearly all civilizations. If you saw the 1st fountains, you wouldn't identify them as fountains.Concise  History Early  Outdoor Water Features 1083711925701213055.jpg Basic stone basins created from nearby material were the original fountains, used for religious ceremonies and drinking water. Natural stone basins are believed to have been first made use of around the year 2000 BC. Gravity was the power source that operated the oldest water fountains. The location of the fountains was driven by the water source, which is why you’ll usually find them along reservoirs, canals, or streams. Animals, Gods, and spectral figures dominated the initial decorative Roman fountains, starting to appear in about 6 B.C.. Water for the community fountains of Rome arrived to the city via a complex system of water aqueducts.

The Effect of the Norman Invasion on Anglo-Saxon Landscaping

The Effect of the Norman Invasion on Anglo-Saxon LandscapingEffect Norman Invasion Anglo-Saxon Landscaping 8740885592.jpg The advent of the Normans in the second half of the 11th century significantly transformed The Anglo-Saxon ways of living. The Normans were better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power. But there was no time for home life, domesticated design, and adornment until the Normans had conquered the whole realm. Because of this, castles were cruder buildings than monasteries: Monasteries were usually important stone buildings located in the biggest and most fecund valleys, while castles were erected on windy crests where their inhabitants dedicated time and space to projects for offense and defense. Tranquil pastimes such as gardening were out of place in these desolate citadels. The purest example of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent today is Berkeley Castle. The keep is reported to have been invented during the time of William the Conqueror. An enormous terrace encompasses the building, serving as an obstruction to attackers intending to dig under the castle walls. A scenic bowling green, enveloped in grass and enclosed by battlements clipped out of an ancient yew hedge, creates one of the terraces.

Aqueducts: The Solution to Rome's Water Problems Aqua Anio Vetus, the first raised aqueduct assembled in Rome, started out delivering the people living in the hills with water in 273 BC, although they had relied on natural springs up until then.... read more


The Function of Hydrostatics In The Design Of Outdoor Fountains All liquids in a state of equilibrium exert force on the materials it comes in contact with.There are 2 forms, hydrostatic load or external forces.The liquid applies the very same amount of force to the numerous spots that it comes in contact with, provided that the surface is standard.... read more


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Keep Your Landscape Fountain Tidy In order to ensure that water fountains last a while, it is vital to perform regular maintenance.It is important to clean it out and get rid of any debris or foreign elements that might have fallen into or onto it.... read more


Animals and Water Fountains Think about how your pet may react to a water feature before you get one.A pet dog or cat could think that a stand-alone fountain is a big pool or a drinking pond.... read more