The Godfather Of Rome's Public Fountains

There are countless celebrated Roman water features in its city center.Godfather Rome's Public Fountains 418875992832733.jpg One of the best ever sculptors and artists of the 17th century, virtually all of them were designed, conceptualized and constructed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Also a city builder, he had abilities as a water feature designer, and traces of his life's work are noticeable throughout the streets of Rome. A celebrated Florentine sculptor, Bernini's father guided his young son, and they ultimately moved to Rome to thoroughly express their art, chiefly in the form of community water fountains and water features. An excellent employee, the young Bernini received praise and patronage of many popes and important designers. He was originally recognized for his sculpture. Working gracefully with Roman marble, he made use of a base of knowledge in the historical Greek architecture, most notably in the Vatican. Although a variety of artists impacted his artistic endeavors, Michelangelo affected him the most.

Water Delivery Strategies in Early Rome

Prior to 273, when the very first elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was constructed in Roma, residents who lived on hills had to journey further down to gather their water from natural sources. Outside of these aqueducts and springs, wells and rainwater-collecting cisterns were the sole technological innovations readily available at the time to supply water to areas of high elevation. To supply water to Pincian Hill in the early 16th century, they implemented the new method of redirecting the flow from the Acqua Vergine aqueduct’s underground channel. Pozzi, or manholes, were engineered at standard intervals along the aqueduct’s channel. Even though they were initially planned to make it possible to service the aqueduct, Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi started using the manholes to get water from the channel, starting when he purchased the property in 1543. Though the cardinal also had a cistern to amass rainwater, it couldn't produce a sufficient amount of water. Through an orifice to the aqueduct that flowed under his property, he was set to meet his water demands.Outdoor Living Area: Perfect Place Garden Fountain 19413709883374107132.jpg

Your Outdoor Living Area: The Perfect Place for a Garden Fountain

A great way to enhance the look of your outdoor living area is to add a wall water feature or an exterior garden fountain to your landscaping or garden layout. Many contemporary designers and artisans have been influenced by historical fountains and water features. As such, the impact of integrating one of these to your interior decor binds it to past times. In addition to the wonderful characteristics of garden fountains, they also generate water and moisture which goes into the air, thereby, attracting birds as well as other creatures and harmonizing the environment. Flying, bothersome insects, for instance, are scared away by the birds congregating near the fountain or birdbath.

Wall fountains are a good option if your yard is small because they do not require much space in contrast to a spouting or cascading fountain. Two possibilities 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. Both a fountain mask placed on the existing wall as well as a basin located at the bottom to collect the water are necessary if you wish to include a fountain. Since the plumbing and masonry work is extensive to complete this type of job, you should hire a professional to do it rather than attempt to do it alone.