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The Results of the Norman Conquest on Anglo Saxon Landscaping

The Results of the Norman Conquest on Anglo Saxon Landscaping The Anglo-Saxon way of life was significantly changed by the arrival of the Normans in the later eleventh century. Architecture and gardening were skills that the Normans excelled in, trumping that of the Anglo-Saxons at the time of the occupation.Results Norman Conquest Anglo Saxon Landscaping 84626951270396453650.jpg But nevertheless home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the general population. Most often designed upon windy summits, castles were basic structures that enabled their occupants to devote time and space to offensive and defensive strategies, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings frequently placed in only the most fecund, broad valleys. The barren fortresses did not provide for the quiet avocation of farming. Berkeley Castle is possibly the most intact model in existence at present of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture. The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time period. As a strategy of deterring attackers from tunneling under the walls, an immense terrace encircles the building. One of these terraces, a charming bowling green, is covered grass and flanked by an aged yew hedge cut into the figure of crude battlements.

The Countless Construction Materials of Outdoor Garden Fountains

Countless Construction Materials Outdoor Garden Fountains 6499442213385980.jpg The Countless Construction Materials of Outdoor Garden Fountains Garden fountains these days are typically made from metal, although you can find them in other materials too. Metals tend to create clean lines and unique sculptural accents and can fit almost any design preference or budget. It is very important that your landscape reflects the style of your home.

Today, many people choose copper for their sculptural garden fountains. Copper fountains are the ideal option because they are perfect for the inside and outside. Copper is also versatile enough that you can select a range of styles for your fountain, from contemporary to whimsical.

If you are drawn to more conventional -looking water fountains, brass is probably the best option for you. Even though they are a bit old-fashioned, brass fountains are quite common because they often incorporate interesting artwork.

Probably the most contemporary of all metals is stainless steel. Adding a modern-looking steel design will immediately add value to your garden and improve the overall atmosphere. As with any type of fountain, they are available in numerous sizes.

Fiberglass is a widely used material for fountains because you can get the look and feel of metal at a much lower price, and it is lightweight and easier to move than metal. The upkeep of fiberglass water fountains is quite simple, so they have many advantages that people appreciate.

The Positive Benefits of Adding a Fountain in Your Living Space

The Positive Benefits of Adding a Fountain in Your Living Space You can perfect your exterior area by adding a wall fountain or an outdoor garden water feature to your yard or gardening project.Positive Benefits  Adding Fountain  Living  Space 425272975812.jpg Historical fountains and water features have stirred the interest of contemporary designers as well as fountain designers. As such, integrating one of these to your home design is a great way to connect it to the past. In addition to the positive attributes of garden fountains, they also produce water and moisture which goes into the air, thereby, drawing in birds as well as other creatures and harmonizing the environment. Flying, irritating insects, for instance, are scared away by the birds congregating near the fountain or birdbath.

Spouting or cascading fountains are not the best option for a small garden since they occupy a great deal of space. You can choose to set up a stand-alone fountain with a flat back and an attached basin propped against a fence or wall in your backyard, or a wall-mounted type which is self-contained and suspended from a wall. A water feature can be added to an existing wall if you include some sort of fountain mask as well as a basin to gather the water at the bottom. It is best not to undertake this job yourself as professional plumbers and masons are more suitable to do this kind of work.

"Primitive" Greek Artistry: Large Statuary Archaic Greeks were renowned for providing the first freestanding statuary; up until then, most carvings were made out of walls and pillars as reliefs.For the most part the statues, or kouros figures, were of young and attractive male or female (kore) Greeks.... read more


Animals and Outdoor Fountains House pets may be dubious of a new water feature so be certain to take them into account before buying one.Pets such as dogs may confuse your freestanding fountain with a large pool to cool off in or a pond from which to drink.... read more


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Find Serenity with Outdoor Water Features Simply having water in your garden can have a significant effect on your well-being.The noise in your neighborhood can be masked by the soft sounds of a fountain.... read more


Public Drinking Fountains in and Around Berkley, Ca In February 2014, a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages was enacted in Berkley, CA, making it the first city in the United States to submit such a regulation.The tax is intended to reduce sugary drink consumption and augment the consumption of healthier beverages, like water from fountains.... read more