The Results of the Norman Invasion on Anglo Saxon Landscaping

Results Norman Invasion Anglo Saxon Landscaping 0225068663461.jpg Anglo-Saxons experienced incredible modifications to their daily lives in the latter half of the eleventh century due to the accession of the Normans. The Normans were better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power. But before concentrating on home-life or having the occasion to consider domestic architecture or decoration, the Normans had to subjugate an entire society. Castles were more standard designs and often built on blustery hills, where their people devoted both time and space to practicing offense and defense, while monasteries were considerable stone buildings, mostly positioned in the widest, most fertile hollows. The calm method of gardening was unrealistic in these dismal bastions. The purest example of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent presently is Berkeley Castle. The keep is rumored to have been created during the time of William the Conqueror. An enormous terrace encompasses the building, serving as an obstacle to assailants wanting to excavate under the castle walls. A picturesque bowling green, covered in grass and surrounded by battlements cut out of an ancient yew hedge, makes one of the terraces.

A Concise History of Early Outdoor Garden Fountains

As originally conceived, fountains were crafted to be practical, directing water from streams or reservoirs to the residents of towns and settlements, where the water could be used for cooking, cleaning, and drinking. A source of water higher in elevation than the fountain was necessary to pressurize the flow and send water squirting from the fountain's nozzle, a system without equal until the late nineteenth century. The splendor and spectacle of fountains make them ideal for traditional monuments. When you see a fountain at present, that is certainly not what the 1st water fountains looked like.Concise History Early Outdoor Garden Fountains 9748414346155083.jpg A natural stone basin, carved from rock, was the very first fountain, used for containing water for drinking and spiritual purposes. Rock basins are believed to have been 1st utilized around 2,000 BC. The force of gravity was the energy source that operated the earliest water fountains. Drinking water was provided by public fountains, long before fountains became elaborate public statues, as striking as they are functional. Fountains with flowery decoration began to appear in Rome in about 6 BC, commonly gods and animals, made with stone or bronze. The extraordinary aqueducts of Rome delivered water to the eye-catching public fountains, most of which you can visit today.Wall Water Feature Suit Decor 411089899781.jpg

A Wall Water Feature to Suit Your Decor

Putting a wall fountain in your backyard or patio is perfect when you want to unwind. You can also make the most of a small space by having one custom-built. The required components include a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump regardless of whether it is freestanding or anchored. There are many different varieties available on the market including traditional, contemporary, classical, or Asian.

Also referred to as a floor fountain, a stand-alone wall fountain is normally rather big, and its basin is placed on the ground.

You can choose to place your wall-mounted feature on an preexisting wall or build it into a new wall. This type of fountain contributes to a cohesive look making it appear as if it was part of the landscape rather than an added feature.