From Where Did Water Fountains Originate?

Pope Nicholas V, himself a well educated man, ruled the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of ancient classic Greek texts into Latin. In order to make Rome worthy of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope resolved to enhance the beauty of the city. Restoration of the Acqua Vergine, a ruined Roman aqueduct which had transported clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away, began in 1453 at the behest of the Pope. Building a mostra, an imposing celebratory fountain built by ancient Romans to memorialize the entry point of an aqueduct, was a custom revived by Nicholas V.Water Fountains Originate? 561346394.jpg The architect Leon Battista Alberti was directed by the Pope to put up a wall fountain where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The water which eventually furnished the Trevi Fountain as well as the renown baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona flowed from the modified aqueduct which he had renovated.

Discover Peace with Garden Water Features

You can find peace and tranquility by simply having water in your garden.Discover Peace Garden Water Features 392520254.jpg The loud noises in your neighborhood can be masked by the soft sounds of a fountain. This is a great spot to relax and experience nature near you. Many therapies use water as a healing element, going to places such as the seaside and rivers for their treatments. If what you seek is a calming place where you can take your body and your mind to a faraway place, put in a pond or fountain in your garden.

The Countless Choices in Garden Wall Fountains

You can find tranquility and silence when you add a wall fountain in your garden or patio. Additionally, it can be made to fit into any wall space since it does not take up much room. The required components include a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump regardless of whether it is freestanding or anchored. Traditional, modern, classic, and Asian are just a few of the styles from which you can consider.Countless Choices Garden Wall Fountains 068586923.jpg

With its basin situated on the ground, freestanding wall fountains, or floor fountains, are normally quite large in size.

You can decide to put your wall-mounted feature on an preexisting wall or build it into a new wall. This type of fountain contributes to a cohesive look making it appear as if it was part of the landscape rather than an added feature.