Water Features
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The Understated Appeal of the Garden Wall Fountain

Including a wall fountain as a design element will make a good impression on your family and friends. The dazzling elegance a wall water feature contributes to any space is in addition to the gentle background sounds it produces. You can leave a lasting impression on your guests with the visual grace and the welcoming sounds of this sort of feature.

A living area with a contemporary theme can also benefit from a wall fountain. Also made in modern-day materials such as stainless steel or glass, they can add pizzazz to your interior style. Is space limited in your residence or business? A wall water fountain might be the best option for you. They take up no space since they are placed on a wall. Office buildings with busy lobbies generally have one of these fountains. You can also put up wall fountains outdoors.Understated Appeal Garden Wall Fountain 057862912369871468.jpg Fiberglass or resin wall water features can be installed outdoors. Liven up your patio, courtyard, or other exterior areas with a water fountain made of these weather-proof materials.

Wall fountains can be made in a variety of different designs ranging from contemporary to classic and provincial. Your design preferences determine the most appropriate kind for your needs. A mountain lodge might require a classic material such as slate whereas a high rise apartment might need sleek glass to enliven the interior space. You can select the material most suited to your needs. No doubt however, fountains are sure to add to your quality of life and impress your guests.

Water Features Defined

A water feature is a large element which has water flowing in or through it. There is a broad array of such features ranging something as simple as a hanging wall fountain or as intricate as a courtyard tiered fountain. Since they are so functional, these decorative elements can be situated either in your backyard or inside your home. Swimming pools and ponds are also considered water elements.

Look into placing a water element such as a garden wall fountain to your expanisive backyard, yoga studio, comfy patio, apartment balcony, or office building. You can relax to the gently cascading water in your fountain and gratify your senses of sight and sound. Their noticeably pleasing form adds to the embellishment of any space as well. The sound of water produces contentment, covers up unwelcome noises and also provides an entertaining water show.

From Where Did Water Fountains Emerge?

Himself a highly educated man, Pope Nicholas V headed the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 till 1455 and was responsible for the translation of scores of age-old documents from their original Greek into Latin. Embellishing Rome and making it the worthy capital of the Christian world was at the core of his objectives. Starting 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 bidding of the Pope. A mostra, a monumental commemorative fountain built by ancient Romans to mark the point of arrival of an aqueduct, was a custom which was restored by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was directed by the Pope to build a wall fountain where we now find the Trevi Fountain. Adjustments and extensions, included in the restored aqueduct, eventually provided the Trevi Fountain and the well-known baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona with the necessary water supply.