The Results of the Norman Invasion on Anglo Saxon Garden Design

The Results of the Norman Invasion on Anglo Saxon Garden Design Anglo-Saxons experienced extraordinary adjustments to their daily lives in the latter half of the eleventh century due to the accession of the Normans. At the time of the conquest, the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons in building design and cultivation. But there was no time for home life, domestic design, and adornment until the Normans had conquered the whole realm. Most often constructed upon windy peaks, castles were basic constructs that allowed their inhabitants to spend time and space to offensive and defensive strategies, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings generally added in only the most fecund, broad valleys. The serene method of gardening was unlikely in these dreary bastions. The best example of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent today is Berkeley Castle. The keep is reported to have been created during the time of William the Conqueror. A significant terrace serves as a discouraging factor to intruders who would attempt to mine the walls of the building. On one of these terraces lies a charming bowling green: it is covered in grass and flanked by an old yew hedge that is formed into the shape of rough ramparts.

Acqua Vergine: The Answer to Rome's Water Problems

Acqua Vergine: The Answer to Rome's Water Problems Rome’s very first elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in 273 BC; prior to that, inhabitants living at higher elevations had to rely on local springs for their water. If citizens residing at higher elevations did not have access to springs or the aqueduct, they’d have to count on the other existing systems of the day, cisterns that accumulated rainwater from the sky and subterranean wells that drew the water from below ground. To offer water to Pincian Hill in the early sixteenth century, they implemented the new technique of redirecting the current from the Acqua Vergine aqueduct’s underground network. Throughout the length of the aqueduct’s channel were pozzi, or manholes, that gave entry. Although they were initially designed to make it possible to service the aqueduct, Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi started using the manholes to get water from the channel, opening when he obtained the property in 1543. He didn’t get an adequate amount water from the cistern that he had constructed on his residential property to collect rainwater. To provide himself with a more useful means to gather water, he had one of the manholes opened, providing him access to the aqueduct below his residence.

The Many Styles of Wall Fountains

Many Styles Wall Fountains 33044030276.jpg The Many Styles of Wall Fountains A small patio or a courtyard is a great spot to situate your wall fountain when you need peace and quiet. Even a little space can contain a customized one. Whether it is stand alone or mounted, you will need a spout, a water bowl, internal piping, and a pump. There are any number of different types available on the market including traditional, contemporary, classical, or Asian.

Freestanding wall fountains, otherwise known as floor fountains, are noticeably big and feature a basin on the ground.

On the other hand, a fountain affixed to a wall can be incorporated onto an existing wall or fit into a new wall. Integrating this kind of water feature into your landscape adds a cohesiveness to the look you want to achieve rather than making it seem as if the fountain was merely added later.

"Primitive" Greek Art: Large Statuary

"Primitive" Greek Art: Large Statuary The first freestanding statuary was designed by the Archaic Greeks, a recognized success since until then the sole carvings in existence were reliefs cut into walls and pillars. Kouros figures, statues of adolescent, handsome male or female (kore) Greeks, made up the bulk of the statues. Representing beauty to the Greeks, the kouroi were made to appear rigid and commonly had foot forward; the males were vigorous, strong, and naked. The kouroi became life-sized beginning in 650 BC. The Archaic period was an awesome point of change for the Greeks as they grew into new forms of government, produced unique expressions of art, and attained knowledge of the men and women and cultures outside of Greece. But in spite of the conflicts, the Greek civilization went on to advance, unabated.
Keep Your Garden Water fountain Clean Water fountains will keep working a very long time with scheduled cleaning and maintenance.Leaves, twigs, and bugs often find their way into fountains, so it is vital to keep yours free from such debris.... read more


Attributes of Garden Statuary in Archaic Greece The primitive Greeks developed the 1st freestanding statuary, an amazing achievement as most sculptures up until then had been reliefs cut into walls and pillars.... read more


Water Transport Strategies in Early Rome With the manufacturing of the very first raised aqueduct in Rome, the Aqua Anio Vetus in 273 BC, people who lived on the city’s foothills no longer had to rely solely on naturally-occurring spring water for their demands.... read more


Rome’s Ingenious Water Transport Systems Prior to 273, when the 1st elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was constructed in Rome, citizens who dwelled on hillsides had to travel further down to gather their water from natural sources.... read more