Back Story of Landscape Fountains

Back Story of Landscape FountainsBack Story Landscape Fountains 79454032420.jpg Pope Nicholas V, himself a learned man, ruled the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of old classical Greek documents into Latin. 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. Beginning in 1453, the ruined ancient Roman aqueduct known as the Aqua Vergine which had brought clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away, underwent restoration at the behest of the Pope. The ancient Roman tradition of marking the arrival point of an aqueduct with an magnificent celebratory fountain, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The present-day location of the Trevi Fountain was once occupied by a wall fountain commissioned by the Pope and built by the architect Leon Battista Alberti. The aqueduct he had reconditioned included modifications and extensions which eventually enabled it to supply water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the renowned baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.

Select from Countless Exterior Wall Fountain Styles

Select from Countless Exterior Wall Fountain StylesSelect Countless Exterior Wall Fountain Styles 21361038251686058.jpg If you want to have a place to relax as well as add some pizzazz to a small area such as a patio or courtyard, wall fountains are perfect because they do not take up much space. The myriad of designs in outdoor wall fountains, including traditional, classic, contemporary, or Asian, means that you can find the one best suited to your wishes. If you are looking for a distinctive design, a custom-built one can be specially made to fit your specifications.

Mounted and free-standing water features are readily available on the market. Small, self-contained models can be hung on a wall are called mounted wall fountains. Wall fountains made of resin (resembling stone) or fiberglass are usually lightweight so they can be easily hung. In large free-standing fountains, otherwise referred to as wall fountains, the basin is set on the ground with the flat side positioned against a wall. There are no weight limits on these sorts of cast stone water features.

Custom-made fountains which can be incorporated into a new or existing wall are often recommended by landscaping designers. A expert mason is required to place the water basin against the wall and properly install all the plumbing inside or behind the wall. The wall will have to have a spout or fountain mask built into it. Customized wall fountains lend to a unified look because they become part of the landscape rather than look like a later addition.

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