The Results of the Norman Conquest on Anglo-Saxon Landscaping

Results Norman Conquest Anglo-Saxon Landscaping 313193521671.jpg The arrival of the Normans in the second half of the eleventh century irreparably improved The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle. At the time of the conquest, the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons in building design and cultivation. But the Normans had to pacify the whole territory before they could concentrate on home life, domestic architecture, and decoration. Most often designed upon windy peaks, castles were fundamental constructs that permitted their inhabitants to spend time and space to offensive and defensive strategies, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings commonly added in only the most fecund, broad valleys. The tranquil practice of gardening was not viable in these dreary bastions. Berkeley Castle is probably the most complete model in existence at present of the early Anglo-Norman form of architecture. The keep is said to date from the time of William the Conqueror. An enormous terrace encompasses the building, serving as an obstruction to assailants trying to excavate under the castle walls. On 1 of these terraces lies a quaint bowling green: it is covered in grass and flanked by an old yew hedge that is formed into the shape of rough ramparts.

A Smaller Garden Space? You Can Own a Water Feature too!

Since water is reflective, it has the effect of making a smaller space appear bigger than it is. Augmenting the reflective attributes of a fountain or water feature are possible by using dark materials. Use underwater lights, which come in many different shapes and colors, to display your new feature at night. Sunlight is required to power eco-lights during the day time while underwater lights are great for night use. Relieving stress and anxiety with their calming sounds are some of the uses in nature medicine.Smaller Garden Space? Can Water Feature too! 3289593448213303.jpg

Water just mixes into the greenery in your yard. Turn your water feature such as a pond, artificial river, or fountain to become the core component of your backyard. Small verandas or major gardens is the perfect place to install a water feature. Considerably modifying the ambience is possible by placing it in the most appropriate place and include the finest accompaniments.

Archaic Greek Art: Large Statuary

The initial freestanding statuary was improved by the Archaic Greeks, a recognized achievement since until then the sole carvings in existence were reliefs cut into walls and pillars. Youthful, appealing male or female (kore) Greeks were the subject matter of most of the statues, or kouros figures. The kouroi were seen by the Greeks to typify beauty and were sculpted with one foot leading and an uncompromising stiffness to their forward-facing poses; the male statues were always strapping, brawny, and undressing.Archaic Greek Art: Large Statuary 3318173340956269.jpg The kouroi became life-sized beginning in 650 BC. Throughout the Archaic period, a great time of changes, the Greeks were developing new types of government, expressions of art, and a larger awareness of people and cultures outside Greece. The Arcadian battles, the Spartan penetration of Samos, and other wars between city-states are good examples of the kinds of clashes that emerged frequently, which is consistent with other times of historical change.