Fountains: Beloved Pets, Flying Friends and You

Wildlife and pets are by nature attracted to bird feeders and water fountains. The truth is that birds require water to: drink, bathe and preen. twf028-ld__25647.jpg Robins, thrushes, orioles and warblers, though not attracted to bird feeders, are instead drawn to the motion of water produced by fountains. While bowl-shaped bird baths can be unexciting to many birds, fountains are more enticing because of the moving water they produce. Trickling fountains which splash water have a more noticeable sound, this attracting even more birds.

As dog owners will concur these outdoor fountains are a great water resource for the four-legged creatures. Hot days cause dogs and cats to anxiously look for the freshest water around. Because water in fountains is consistently moving, they do not need much cleaning, whereas the still water of birdbaths collect debris and require more attention.

Early Water Delivery Techniques in The City Of Rome

With the development of the first elevated aqueduct in Rome, the Aqua Anio Vetus in 273 BC, folks who lived on the city’s hillsides no longer had to be dependent entirely on naturally-occurring spring water for their needs. When aqueducts or springs weren’t available, people dwelling at greater elevations turned to water removed from underground or rainwater, which was made possible by wells and cisterns. Starting in the sixteenth century, a new strategy was introduced, using Acqua Vergine’s subterranean sections to supply water to Pincian Hill. Throughout the length of the aqueduct’s network were pozzi, or manholes, that gave access. Whilst these manholes were provided to make it less difficult to maintain the aqueduct, it was also possible to use containers to remove water from the channel, which was employed by Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi from the time he acquired the property in 1543 to his death in 1552. The cistern he had built to gather rainwater wasn’t satisfactory to meet his water needs. That is when he made a decision to create an access point to the aqueduct that ran below his residential property.

Garden Water Features: The Many Designs From Which to Pick

If you want to chill out for a moment and get some fresh air, a garden is the perfect place. While it is not a simple process to build one, you will be grateful you did once you are able to relax and enjoy it. Investing in a beautiful garden is good, as it will enhance the “curb appeal” and value of your home. There are many ways to boost the visual beauty of a yard, like adding flowers and plants, artwork, an attractive pavement, or a water feature.

A water fountain can dramatically transform the aesthetics of a garden. A place of balance and serenity will appear from what was originally just a simple spot. You are not the only one who will love the serenity the sounds of the water create; you might also notice an increase in the number of birds and other friendly animals visiting. All eyes will now be focused on the gorgeous fountain.

"Primitive" Greek Art: Large Statuary

The initial freestanding statuary was designed by the Archaic Greeks, a notable achievement since until then the only carvings in existence were reliefs cut into walls and columns. For the most part the statues, or kouros figures, were of adolescent and nice-looking male or female (kore) Greeks. The kouroi were considered by the Greeks to typify beauty and were sculpted with one foot leading and an uncompromising rigidity to their forward-facing poses; the male statues were always strapping, sinewy, and unclothed. The kouroi grew to be life-sized beginning in 650 BC. A significant time of modification for the Greeks, the Archaic period helped bring about more forms of government, expressions of art, and a higher appreciation of people and cultures outside of Greece. Similar to many other moments of historical conflict, disagreements were common, and there were battles between city-states like The Arcadian wars, the Spartan invasion of Samos.

Agrippa’s Splendid Water-lifting Gadget

The praise Agrippa’s water-lifting invention was given by Andrea Bacci in 1588 was temporary. It may be that in 1592 when Rome’s latest conduit, the Acqua Felice, started providing the Villa Medici, there was simply no longer a great deal need for the system. The more probable conclusion is that the device was abandoned once Franceso di Medici, Ferdinando’s brotherexpired in 1588, leading him to give up his role as cardinal and return to Florence where he accepted the throne as the Grand Duke of Tuscany. Renaissance gardens of the late 16th century happened to be home to works like music water fountains, scenographic water exhibits and water caprices (giochi d’acqua), but these were not filled with water in ways that went against gravitation itself.

Use a Outdoor Water fountain To Help Boost Air Quality

You can liven up your environment by installing an indoor wall fountain. Putting in this type of indoor feature positively affects your senses and your general well-being. If you doubt the benefits of water fountains, just look at the science supporting this theory. The negative ions generated by water features are countered by the positive ions emitted by present-day conveniences. The negative ions produced by these types of water features overtake the positive ones resulting in positive shifts to both your mental and physical wellness. They also raise serotonin levels, so you start to feel more alert, relaxed and revitalized. An improved state of mind as well as a removal of air impurities stems from the negative ions released by indoor wall fountains Allergies, air-borne pollutants among other annoyances can be done away with by these water features. And lastly, dust contaminants and microbes in the air are removed and lead to improved health.

Relish the Splendor of the Cascade Water Feature at Chatsworth

Providing a fantastic center of attention to the landscape at the back of Chatsworth House is the Cascade garden fountain. For 200 yards in direction of the house is a collection of 24 irregularly spaced stone steps extending down the hillside. Totally gravity fed, the Cascade too is based on a 17th century French concept. In 1696, this water fountain was designed for the original Duke of Devonshire and has stayed the same ever since that time. Positioned at the top of the fountain is the Cascade House, from which water runs downward. The residence, enhanced on the outside with marine creatures in bas-relief, is a small-scale construction. Causing the Cascade House to become part of the Cascade spectacle, on unique occasions water pressure to the Cascade can be boosted, as water goes through ducts on its rooftop and from the jaws of its carved marine creatures, before carrying on down the Cascade. The size of each step was made slightly different and means that the sound of the water cascading differs as it descends the Cascades, offering a remarkable and wonderful complement to a walk through the gardens. In 2004, Chatsworth's Cascade was named the best water feature in the UK.


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