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The Results of the Norman Invasion on Anglo-Saxon Garden Design

The Results of the Norman Invasion on Anglo-Saxon Garden DesignResults Norman Invasion Anglo-Saxon Garden Design 399921294251218.jpg The arrival of the Normans in the later half of the 11th century considerably altered The Anglo-Saxon ways of living. The Normans were much better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power. But before focusing on home-life or having the occasion to consider domestic architecture or decoration, the Normans had to subjugate an entire society. Because of this, castles were cruder buildings than monasteries: Monasteries were frequently immense stone buildings located in the biggest and most fertile valleys, while castles were erected on windy crests where their residents devoted time and space to tasks for offense and defense. Tranquil pastimes such as gardening were out of place in these destitute citadels. The finest specimen of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent presently is Berkeley Castle. The keep is said to date from the time of William the Conqueror. A massive terrace serves as a hindrance to intruders who would attempt to mine the walls of the building. A scenic bowling green, covered in grass and bordered by battlements cut out of an ancient yew hedge, forms one of the terraces.

Setting Up and Maintaining Fountains

Setting Up and Maintaining Fountains A crucial first step before installing any outdoor wall feature is to think about the space you have available. It is essential that the wall where you are going to place it is strong enough to support its load. So areas or walls which are smaller in size will most probably require something lightweight. An electric socket close to the fountain is required to power the fountain.Setting Maintaining Fountains 88746464455203949.jpg Whatever the style of outdoor wall fountain you choose, they generally come with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions.

All you will require to properly install your outdoor wall fountain is normally provided in easy-to-use kits. In the kit you will find all the needed essentials: a submersible pump, hoses and basin, or reservoir. Depending on its size, the basin can normally be hidden quite easily amongst the plants. Other than the regular cleaning, little upkeep is required once your outdoor wall fountain is fitted.

It is essential to replenish the water regularly so that it remains clean. Rubbish such as branches, leaves or dirt should be cleaned up quickly. Extremely cold temperatures can damage your outdoor wall fountain so be sure to protect it during winer. In order to avoid any damage, such as cracking, from freezing water during the cold winter season, move your pump indoors. To sum up, your outdoor wall fountain will continue to be a great add-on to your garden if you keep it well cared for and well maintained.

Statuary As a Staple of Classic Art in Historic Greece

Statuary As a Staple of Classic Art in Historic GreeceStatuary Staple Classic Art Historic Greece 5252059699.jpg The Archaic Greeks built the 1st freestanding statuary, an impressive achievement as most sculptures up until then had been reliefs cut into walls and pillars. For the most part the statues, or kouros figures, were of adolescent and nice-looking male or female (kore) Greeks. The kouroi were seen by the Greeks to typify beauty and were sculpted with one foot leading and an uncompromising stiffness to their forward-facing poses; the male statues were always strapping, brawny, and naked. Life-sized versions of the kouroi appeared beginning in 650 BC. During the Archaic time, a big time of change, the Greeks were evolving new forms of government, expressions of art, and a better awareness of people and cultures outside Greece. Still, these battles did little to hinder the progress of the Greek civilization.

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Setting Up and Maintaining Fountains An important facet to consider is the size of the outdoor wall fountain in relation to the space in which you are going to install it.It is essential that the wall where you are going to put it is sturdy enough to support its load.... read more