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Your Garden: The Perfect Place for a Garden Fountain

Garden:  Perfect  Place  Garden Fountain 7317717225145074689.jpg Your Garden: The Perfect Place for a Garden Fountain The area outside your home can be polished up by including a wall or a garden fountain to your landscaping or garden project. Modern-day designers and fountain builders alike use historic fountains and water features to shape their creations. You can also reinforce the link to the past by incorporating one of these to your home's interior design. Among the many attributes of these beautiful garden water features is the water and moisture they discharge into the air which attracts birds and other wild life as well as helps to balance the ecosystem. Flying, bothersome insects, for instance, are scared away by the birds congregating near the fountain or birdbath.

The space required for a cascading or spouting fountain is substantial, so a wall fountain is the ideal size for a small yard. Two options to pick from include either a freestanding type with an even back set against a fence or wall in your garden, or a wall-mounted, self-contained type which hangs on a wall. Be sure to include a fountain mask to an existing wall and a basin to collect the water at the bottom if you wish to add a fountain to your living area. It is best not to undertake this job yourself as professional plumbers and masons are best suited to do this kind of work.

The Influence of the Norman Invasion on Anglo-Saxon Gardens

The Influence of the Norman Invasion on Anglo-Saxon Gardens The advent of the Normans in the latter half of the eleventh century significantly altered The Anglo-Saxon ways of living. At the time of the conquest, the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons in building design and cultivation. But nevertheless home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the entire population. Monasteries and castles served different purposes, so while monasteries were enormous stone structures assembled 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 peaceful avocation of gardening. The finest example of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent presently is Berkeley Castle. The keep is thought to date from the time of William the Conqueror.Influence Norman Invasion Anglo-Saxon Gardens 478281788.jpg As a method of deterring assailants from tunneling under the walls, an immense terrace encompasses the building. On one of these parapets is a scenic bowling green covered in grass and enclosed by an aged hedge of yew that has been shaped into coarse battlements.

Characteristics of Outdoor Statuary in Archaic Greece

Characteristics of Outdoor Statuary in Archaic GreeceCharacteristics Outdoor Statuary Archaic Greece 96334228513006339.jpg The primitive Greeks developed the very first freestanding statuary, an awesome achievement as most sculptures up until then had been reliefs cut into walls and pillars. Younger, attractive male or female (kore) Greeks were the subject matter of most of the statues, or kouros figures. Representing beauty to the Greeks, the kouroi were designed to appear stiff and commonly had foot forward; the males were healthy, powerful, and naked. The kouroi grew to be life-sized starting in 650 BC. Throughout the Archaic time, a big time of changes, the Greeks were evolving new forms of government, expressions of art, and a deeper understanding of people and cultures outside Greece. And yet these disputes did not prohibit the emergence of the Greek civilization. {

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