The First Modern Outdoor Wall Fountains

The First Modern Outdoor Wall FountainsFirst Modern Outdoor Wall Fountains 710541233782957856.jpg Hundreds of classic 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. It was imperative for him to beautify the city of Rome to make it worthy of being called the capital of the Christian world. At the bidding of the Pope, the Aqua Vergine, a ruined aqueduct which had transported clean drinking water into Rome from eight miles away, was reconditioned starting in 1453. The ancient 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 present-day site of the Trevi Fountain was once occupied by a wall fountain commissioned by the Pope and constructed by the architect Leon Battista Alberti. The Trevi Fountain as well as the renowned baroque fountains located in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona were eventually supplied with water from the altered aqueduct he had reconstructed.

The Many Reasons to Add a Water Feature

Many Reasons Add Water Feature 94817444304510.jpg The Many Reasons to Add a Water Feature The area outside your residence can be enhanced by including a wall or a garden fountain to your landscaping or garden project. Any number of present-day designers and fountain artisans have found inspiration in the fountains and water features of the past. As such, integrating one of these to your home design is a great way to connect it to the past. The benefit of having a garden fountain goes beyond its beauty as it also attracts birds and other wildlife, in addition to harmonizing the ecosystem with the water and moisture it releases into the atmosphere. Flying, annoying insects, for instance, are scared away by the birds congregating near the fountain or birdbath.

Spouting or cascading fountains are not the best option for a small yard since they need a great deal of space. There are two types of fountains to choose from including the freestanding version with a flat back and an attached basin set up against a fence or a wall in your yard, or the wall-mounted, self-contained variety which is hung directly on a wall. Adding a fountain to an existent wall requires that you add a fountain mask as well as a basin at the base to collect the water. It is best not to attempt this job yourself as skilled plumbers and masons are best suited to do this type of work.

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Wall Fountains: The Minoan Culture Fountains and Water and the Minoan CivilizationThese supplied water and eliminated it, including water from waste and deluges.Stone and terracotta were the materials of choice for these channels.... read more