A Chronicle of Outdoor Fountains

Chronicle Outdoor Fountains 08392353713519.jpg A Chronicle of Outdoor Fountains The translation of hundreds of ancient Greek documents into Latin was commissioned by the learned Pope Nicholas V who led the Church in Rome from 1397 until 1455. It was imperative for him to embellish the city of Rome to make it worthy of being called the capital of the Christian world. In 1453 the Pope instigated the reconstruction of the Aqua Vergine, an ancient Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away. The historical Roman tradition of marking the entry point of an aqueduct with an magnificent celebratory fountain, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was directed by the Pope to construct a wall fountain where we now find the Trevi Fountain. Changes and extensions, included in the repaired aqueduct, eventually supplied the Trevi Fountain and the well-known baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona with the necessary water supply.

The Myriad Reasons to Add a Water Feature

The Myriad Reasons to Add a Water FeatureMyriad Reasons Add Water Feature 4674540147203859.jpg A good way to enhance the appearance of your outdoor living area is to add a wall water feature or an exterior garden fountain to your landscaping or garden layout. Historical fountains and water features have sparked the notice of modern-day designers as well as fountain designers. You can also strengthen the link to the past by including one of these to your home's interior design. Among the many properties of these beautiful garden fountains is the water and moisture they release into the air which attracts birds and other wild life as well as helps to balance the ecosystem. Flying, annoying insects, for instance, are frightened off by the birds congregating around the fountain or birdbath.

Wall fountains are a good alternative if your yard is small because they do not require much space as compared to a spouting or cascading fountain. Either a stand-alone fountain with an even back and an attached basin placed against a fence or a wall, or a wall-mounted kind which is self-contained and hangs on a wall, are some of the options from which you can choose. Be sure to include a fountain mask to an existing wall and a basin to collect the water at the base if you wish to add a fountain to your living area. It is best not to attempt this job on your own as professional plumbers and masons are more suitable to do this type of work.

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