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Anglo-Saxon Landscapes at the Time of the Norman Conquest

The Anglo-Saxon way of life was dramatically changed by the appearance of the Normans in the later eleventh century. Architecture and gardening were attributes that the Normans excelled in, trumping that of the Anglo-Saxons at the time of the occupation. However, there was no time for home life, domestic design, and decoration until the Normans had overcome the whole realm.Anglo-Saxon Landscapes Time Norman Conquest 076390034910305.jpg Castles were more basic constructions and often erected on blustery hills, where their tenants devoted both time and space to exercising offense and defense, while monasteries were major stone buildings, regularly positioned in the widest, most fruitful hollows. The tranquil practice of gardening was not viable in these dismal bastions. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is depicted in Berkeley Castle, which is conceivably the most unscathed illustration we have. It is said that the keep was introduced during William the Conqueror's time. A large terrace intended for walking and as a way to stop enemies from mining below the walls runs around the building. A scenic bowling green, enveloped in grass and bordered by battlements clipped out of an ancient yew hedge, makes one of the terraces.

Use a Garden Water fountain To Help Boost Air Quality

You can liven up your surroundings by adding an indoor wall fountain. Pleasant to the senses and beneficial to your well-being, these indoor features are an excellent addition to your home. The research behind this theory supports the idea that water fountains can positively affect your health. The negative ions emitted by water features are offset by the positive ions produced by modern-day conveniences. Beneficial changes to both your mental and physical health take place when the negative ions are overpowered by the positive ions.Use Garden Water fountain Help Boost Air Quality 14774576666905.jpg A rise in serotonin levels is felt by those who have one of these water features making them more alert, peaceful and lively. Indoor wall fountains {generate negative ions which serve to elevate your mood and eliminate air pollutants. Water features also help in eliminating allergens, pollutants among other types of irritants. Lastly, the dust particles and micro-organisms floating in the air inside your house are absorbed by water fountains leading to better overall health.

Choose from Many Exterior Wall Fountain Styles

Wall fountains are well suited to little patios or yards because they do not require too much space while also adding a touch of style and providing a great place to find peace and quiet. The multitude of styles in outdoor wall fountains, including traditional, classic, contemporary, or Asian, means that you can find the one best suited to your wishes. Your preferences dictate the type you buy so while there may not be a prefabricated fountain to satisfy you, you do have the option of having a custom made one.

Mounted and free-standing water features are obtainable on the market. Mounted wall fountains are little and self-contained variations which can be placed on a wall. Typically made of resin (to resemble stone) or fiber glass, these sorts of fountains are lightweight and easy to hang. Sizable free-standing wall fountains, often referred to as floor fountains, have their basins located on the floor and a smooth side leaning on a wall. Generally made of cast stone, this kind of water feature is not limited in weight.

It is a good idea to incorporate a custom-made fountain into a new or existing wall, something often suggested by landscape experts.Choose Many Exterior Wall Fountain Styles 057862912369871468.jpg A professional mason is necessary to install the water basin against the wall and properly install all the plumbing inside or behind the wall. You will need to integrate a spout or fountain mask into the wall. The unified look provided by custom-made wall fountains make them appear to be part of the scenery rather than an afterthought.

When and Where Did Water Fountains Emerge?

Hundreds of classic Greek documents were translated into Latin under the authority of the scholarly Pope Nicholas V, who led the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455. In order to make Rome deserving of being the capital of the Christian world, the Pope decided to enhance the beauty of the city. At the behest 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. A mostra, a monumental commemorative fountain constructed by ancient Romans to mark the point of arrival of an aqueduct, was a tradition which was restored by Nicholas V. At the bidding of the Pope, architect Leon Battista Alberti undertook the construction of a wall fountain in the place where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The Trevi Fountain as well as the well-known baroque fountains located in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona were eventually supplied with water from the altered aqueduct he had rebuilt.