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Anglo-Saxon Landscapes During the Norman Conquest

The Anglo-Saxon way of life was dramatically 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 yet there was no time for home life, domesticated design, and decoration until the Normans had overcome the whole realm. Monasteries and castles served separate functions, so while monasteries were massive stone structures constructed in only the most fruitful, wide dales, castles were set upon blustery knolls where the residents focused on understanding offensive and defensive tactics. Gardening, a placid occupation, was impracticable in these fruitless fortifications. Berkeley Castle, potentially the most uncorrupted model of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture, still exists now. It is said that the keep was developed 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 one of these parapets is a picturesque bowling green covered in grass and surrounded by an aged hedge of yew that has been designed into coarse battlements.Origins Modern Outdoor Wall Fountains 94910727.jpg

The Origins of Modern Outdoor Wall Fountains

Hundreds of classic Greek documents were translated into Latin under the authority of the scholarly Pope Nicholas V, who led the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455. It was imperative for him to embellish the city of Rome to make it worthy of being known as the capital of the Christian world. In 1453 the Pope commissioned the reconstruction of the Aqua Vergine, an historic Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away. Building a mostra, a grandiose commemorative fountain built by ancient Romans to memorialize the arrival point of an aqueduct, was a tradition revived by Nicholas V. The Trevi Fountain now occupies the space formerly filled with a wall fountain built by Leon Battista Albert, an architect commissioned by the Pope. The aqueduct he had refurbished included modifications and extensions which eventually allowed it to supply water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the renowned baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.

The Grace of Simple Garden Decor: The Outdoor Garden Fountain

It is also possible to locate your exterior water fountain near a wall since they do not need to be connected to a nearby pond. Nowadays, you can do away with digging, complicated installations and cleaning the pond. Since this feature is self-contained, no plumbing is needed. Adding water on a regular } basis is important, however. Your pond should always have clean water, so be sure to empty the bowl anytime it gets grimy.

The most utilized materials used to construct garden wall fountains are stone and metal, despite the fact that they can be made out of any number of other materials.Grace Simple Garden Decor: Outdoor Garden Fountain 4610007307629813.jpg Knowing the style you wish for indicates the right material to use. Garden wall fountains come in many forms and sizes, therefore ensure that the style you decide to purchase is hand-crafted, simple to hang and lightweight. In addition, be sure to purchase a fountain which requires little maintenance. Generally, most installations are straight forward because the only parts which may require scrutiny are the re-circulating pump and the hanging hardware whereas other kinds of setups can be a little more difficult. It is very easy to liven up your garden with these kinds of fountains.