From Where Did Water Features Originate?

Hundreds of ancient Greek texts were translated into Latin under the auspices of the scholarly Pope Nicholas V, who led the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455. Beautifying Rome and making it the worthy capital of the Christian world was at the center of his ambitions.Water Features Originate? 67722224099768.jpg In 1453 the Pope instigated the repairing of the Aqua Vergine, an historic Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away. The historical Roman custom of marking the entry point of an aqueduct with an magnificent celebratory fountain, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was directed by the Pope to build a wall fountain where we now find the Trevi Fountain. Adjustments and extensions, included in the restored aqueduct, eventually supplied the Trevi Fountain and the well-known baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona with the necessary water supply.Keeping Garden Wall Fountain Tidy 241477356816.jpg

Keeping Your Garden Wall Fountain Tidy

Appropriate care and regular maintenance are important to the longevity of water fountains. It is easy for foreign items to find their way into open-air fountains, so keeping it clean is important. On top of that, algae can be a problem, as sunshine hitting the water enables it to form quickly. To avoid this, take vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, or sea salt and add directly into the water. Bleach can also be dissolved into the water, but this is not the ideal option as it can harm birds or other animals.

Experts advise that the typical garden fountain undergoes a thorough scouring every three-four months. First off you must empty the water. Then use gentle and a soft sponge to clean the interior of the reservoir. Feel free to use a toothbrush if helpful for any smaller crevasses. Be sure to thoroughly rinse the inner surface of the fountain to make sure all the soap is gone.

Numerous organisms and calcium deposits may get inside the pump, so it is best to take it apart and clean it thoroughly. Letting it soak in vinegar for a couple of hours first will make it much easier to clean. If you want to remove build-up in your fountain, use rain water or mineral water rather than tap water, as these don’t contain any ingredients that might stick to the inside of the pump.

Lastly, make sure your fountain is always full by looking at it every day - this will keep it in tip-top shape. If the water level drops below the pump’s intake level, it can harm the pump and cause it to burn out - something you don't want to happen!Major Characteristics Classic Greek Statues 494149377798009.jpg

The Major Characteristics of Classic Greek Statues

The first freestanding statuary was designed by the Archaic Greeks, a recognized accomplishment since until then the only carvings in existence were reliefs cut into walls and columns. Most of these freestanding sculptures were what is known as kouros figures, statues of young, attractive male or female (kore) Greeks. The kouroi were believed by the Greeks to typify beauty and were sculpted with one foot leading and an uncompromising firmness to their forward-facing poses; the male statues were always strapping, brawny, and undressing. In about 650 BC, the varieties of the kouroi became life-sized. The Archaic period was tumultuous for the Greeks as they progressed into more refined forms of government and art, and gained more information and facts about the peoples and cultures outside of Greece. But in spite of the conflicts, the Greek civilization went on to progress, unabated.

The Benefits of Photovoltaic Landscape Fountains

Garden wall fountains can be fueled in several different ways. Older fountains have historically been powered by electricity, but due to an increased interest in eco-friendly fountains, solar power is used in newer models. The initial costs to run your fountain on solar energy are most likely going to be higher, but you should keep in mind that in the long run it will be the cheaper option. An array of different elements such as terra cotta, copper, porcelain, or bronze are ordinarily used in making solar powered water features. This wide array of choices makes it easier to purchase one which fits your interior design. If you are thinking about a fountain to complete your garden sanctuary, know that they are easy to care for and a great way to contribute to a clean eco-system.

Beyond its visible charm, interior wall fountains can also serve to keep your house at a comfortable temperature. An alternative to air conditioners and evaporative coolers, they cool down your home by using the same principles. You can also save on your electric costs because they consume less power.

One way to produce a cooling effect is to fan fresh, dry air across them.Benefits Photovoltaic Landscape Fountains 110695912500035049.jpg Utilizing the ceiling fan or air from a corner of the room can help to enhance circulation. Regardless of the method you use, ensure the air is flowing over the top of the water in a regular manner. It is natural for fountains and waterfalls to produce cool, fresh air. A big public fountain or a water fall will generate a sudden chill in the air. Putting your fountain cooling system in a place that is especially hot reduces its efficacy. If you want an efficient cooling system, it should be placed away from direct sunlight.Outcome Norman Invasion Anglo Saxon Gardens 85539070172435182.jpg

The Outcome of the Norman Invasion on Anglo Saxon Gardens

The Anglo-Saxon way of life was significantly changed by the arrival of the Normans in the later eleventh century. The Normans were better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power. But nevertheless home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the rest of the population. Because of this, castles were cruder buildings than monasteries: Monasteries were frequently significant stone buildings set in the biggest and most fertile valleys, while castles were erected on windy crests where their inhabitants devoted time and space to tasks for offense and defense. Gardening, a quiet occupation, was impracticable in these fruitless fortifications. Berkeley Castle is probably the most intact model in existence today of the early Anglo-Norman form of architecture. The keep is rumored to have been created during the time of William the Conqueror. A massive terrace serves as a discouraging factor to invaders who would try to mine the walls of the building. One of these terraces, a charming bowling green, is covered grass and flanked by an old yew hedge cut into the figure of crude battlements.