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At What Point Did Water Fountains Emerge?

At What Point Did Water Fountains Emerge? Pope Nicholas V, himself a learned man, governed the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of ancient classic Greek texts into Latin. Beautifying Rome and making it the worthy capital of the Christian world was at the core of his objectives. At the bidding of the Pope, the Aqua Vergine, a ruined aqueduct which had transported clean drinking water into Rome from eight miles away, was renovated starting in 1453. Building a mostra, an imposing celebratory fountain built by ancient Romans to memorialize the arrival point of an aqueduct, was a tradition revived by Nicholas V. At the behest of the Pope, architect Leon Battista Alberti undertook the construction of a wall fountain in the place where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The Trevi Fountain as well as the well-known baroque fountains located in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona were eventually supplied with water from the modified aqueduct he had rebuilt.

The Influence of the Norman Invasion on Anglo Saxon Landscaping

The Influence of the Norman Invasion on Anglo Saxon Landscaping The Anglo-Saxon way of life was considerably changed by the appearance of the Normans in the later eleventh century.Influence Norman Invasion Anglo Saxon Landscaping 82667369200715141596.jpg The expertise of the Normans exceeded the Anglo-Saxons' in architecture and agriculture at the time of the conquest. But before centering on home-life or having the occasion to think about domestic architecture or decoration, the Normans had to subjugate an entire population. Castles were more fundamental constructions and often erected on blustery hills, where their tenants spent both time and space to exercising offense and defense, while monasteries were major stone buildings, commonly located in the widest, most fertile hollows. Gardening, a placid occupation, was impracticable in these fruitless fortifications. Berkeley Castle, maybe the most unspoiled style of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture, still exists in the present day. The keep is said to date from the time of William the Conqueror. An enormous terrace encompasses the building, serving as an obstruction to attackers trying to excavate under the castle walls. On 1 of these terraces sits a charming bowling green: it's coated in grass and flanked by an old yew hedge that is formed into the shape of rough ramparts.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Water Fountains There are numerous famous water fountains in the city center of Rome.One of the best ever sculptors and artists of the 17th century, virtually all of them were planned, conceived and constructed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.... read more


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Anglo Saxon Landscapes at the Time of the Norman Conquest The arrival of the Normans in the second half of the 11th century irreparably altered The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle.The Normans were better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power.... read more


The Father Of Roman Garden Fountain Design There are lots of famous Roman fountains in its city center.Gian Lorenzo Bernini, one of the most brilliant sculptors and artists of the 17th century planned, conceptualized and built virtually all of them.... read more