The Source of Modern Day Garden Fountains

Pope Nicholas V, himself a learned man, reigned the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of ancient classical Greek documents into Latin. He undertook the embellishment of Rome to make it into the worthy capital of the Christian world. Restoration of the Acqua Vergine, a desolate Roman aqueduct which had transported fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away, began in 1453 at the bidding of the Pope. Building a mostra, a grandiose celebratory fountain built by ancient Romans to memorialize the entry point of an aqueduct, was a tradition revived by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was directed by the Pope to construct a wall fountain where we now see the Trevi Fountain. Modifications and extensions, included in the repaired 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.

The Countless Options in Wall Fountains

You can find peace and silence when you add a wall fountain in your backyard or patio. You can also make the most of a small area by having one customized. The required elements include a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump regardless of whether it is freestanding or secured. There are any variety of models to choose from including traditional, contemporary, classic, or Asian.

Usually quite large, freestanding wall fountains, also referred to as floor fountains, have their basins on the ground.

It is possible to incorporate a wall-mounted water feature onto an already existent wall or built into a new wall. Integrating this kind of water feature into your landscape brings a cohesiveness to the look you want to achieve rather than making it seem as if the fountain was merely added later.Fountains: Minoan Culture 1943177434158601.jpg

Fountains: The Minoan Culture

Various sorts of conduits have been discovered through archaeological digs on the island of Crete, the birthplace of Minoan civilization. These were made use of to provide urban centers with water as well as to lessen flooding and eliminate waste. The chief ingredients used were rock or terracotta. There were clay conduits, both circular and rectangular as well as pathways made from the same elements. There are a couple of examples of Minoan clay piping, those with a shortened cone form and a U-shape which haven’t been observed in any society ever since. Clay piping were used to distribute water at Knossos Palace, running up to three meters beneath the floors. The terracotta water lines were also utilized for accumulating and saving water. To make this feasible, the pipelines had to be fashioned to handle: Subterranean Water Transportation: It is not really understood why the Minoans wanted to move water without it being spotted. Quality Water Transportation: The conduits could also have been made use of to carry water to water fountains that were separate from the city’s regular technique.