Anglo Saxon Landscapes During the Norman Conquest

The advent of the Normans in the later half of the 11th century greatly transformed The Anglo-Saxon ways of living. Architecture and gardening were attributes that the Normans excelled in, trumping that of the Anglo-Saxons at the time of the occupation. But there was no time for home life, domesticated architecture, and adornment until the Normans had conquered the whole region. Monasteries and castles served separate functions, so while monasteries were large stone structures assembled in only the most productive, wide dales, castles were set upon blustery knolls where the residents focused on learning offensive and defensive tactics. The calm practice of gardening was unrealistic in these dreary bastions.Anglo Saxon Landscapes Norman Conquest 5720994138061131751.jpg Berkeley Castle, maybe the most pristine model of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture, still exists today. It is said that the keep was created during William the Conqueror's time. An enormous terrace encompasses the building, serving as an obstacle to assailants intending to excavate under the castle walls. On 1 of these terraces sits a stylish bowling green: it's covered in grass and flanked by an old yew hedge that is formed into the shape of rough ramparts.Modern Wall Water Features 5720994138061131751.jpg

Modern Wall Water Features

Adding a wall fountain as a decoration element will make a great impression on your family and friends. In addition to the calming background sounds a wall water feature contributes to any living space, it also imparts beauty. In order to leave a lasting memory on your guests, share the beauty and soft sounds of your water feature with them.

A living area with a contemporary design can also benefit from a wall fountain. Stainless steel or glass are two of the materials used to construct modern-day types which add a fashionable component to your interior design. Is space limited in your residence or office? The best option for you is incorporating a wall water fountain. Since they are hung on a wall you can save your priceless real estate for something else. Busy entryways in commercial buildings are often decorated with one of these kinds of fountains. Wall fountains are not constrained to interior use, however. Consider using fiberglass or resin for your outdoor wall water feature. Liven up your terrace, courtyard, or other exterior areas with a water fountain made of these water-resistant materials.

Wall fountains come in a bunch of diverse styles covering the modern to the traditional and rustic. The type you select for your space is dictated by individual decoration preferences. A mountain lodge might require a classic material such as slate whereas a high rise apartment might need sleek glass to enliven the interior space. You can pick the material most suitable to your needs. Fountains are features which no doubt delight people who visit your home.

The Origins Of Wall Fountains

The incredible construction of a fountain allows it to provide clean water or shoot water high into air for dramatic effect and it can also serve as an excellent design feature to enhance your home.

From the onset, outdoor fountains were soley meant to serve as functional elements. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, via aqueducts or springs nearby. Up to the late 19th century, water fountains had to be near an aqueduct or reservoir and more elevated than the fountain so that gravity could make the water move down or shoot high into the air. Artists thought of fountains as wonderful additions to a living space, however, the fountains also served to supply clean water and honor the designer responsible for creating it. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often times utilized by Romans to beautify their fountains. To depict the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages introduced fountains to their designs. The fountains found in the Gardens of Versailles were meant to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries created baroque decorative fountains to exalt the Popes who commissioned them as well as to mark the location where the restored Roman aqueducts entered the city.

Urban fountains created at the end of the 19th century functioned only as decorative and celebratory adornments since indoor plumbing provided the necessary drinking water.Origins Wall Fountains 5447902688591986.jpg Gravity was substituted by mechanical pumps in order to enable fountains to bring in clean water and allow for beautiful water displays.

These days, fountains adorn public spaces and are used to honor individuals or events and fill recreational and entertainment needs.