Garden Water Features: The Perfect Way to Honor a Special Person

Put up a garden fountain in memory of someone you have lost. or-36__93553.jpg Many old rituals have been eliminated in today’s society. Nonetheless, it is still popular to memorialize the deceased. Personal items from the dead person’s life often play a significant part in a commemorative piece. They can be designed in endless ways, and backyard garden fountains are widely seen as a beautiful way to pay homage to those who have passed. Including pictures, planting a tree or flowers, attaching a custom made plaque, or gathering at the fountain to pay homage are ways you can make it more personal.

Garden fountains enable you to pay homage to loved ones you have lost. Prosperity and a good life lived can be celebrated with the flowing water, which is a figurative representation of those things. It is highly worthwhile to buy a high quality, sturdy garden fountain that is impervious to bad weather so that it will last a very long time. You want to make sure your garden fountain is going to last once you get it set up.

A Genuine Roman Marvel: The Santa Maria Fountain in Cosmedin

Incredible discoveries of both Christian and pagan origin have been made by archaeologists and restorers in the area around Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. The famed marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth) is located in the portico of the basilica nearby. When the Santa Maria in Cosmedin water fountain was built in 1719, it was off the beaten track and mostly unknown as a result. Since the nearby area was depressing and mostly uninhabited, visitors were not particularly interested in visiting it. It was a this time that Pope Clement XI commissioned the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri to put up a water fountain to modernize the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. The task of laying down the church’s first stones began on August 17, 1717. The blessing of the first stone to be placed in the foundation was followed by medals being thrown in showing the images of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water.

From Where Did Garden Water Fountains Originate from?

A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to provide drinkable water, as well as for decorative purposes.

The main purpose of a fountain was originally strictly functional. Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to provide them with drinking water as well as water where they could bathe or wash. Up to the late 19th century, water fountains had to be near an aqueduct or reservoir and higher than the fountain so that gravity could make the water flow downwards or shoot high into the air. Designers thought of fountains as amazing additions to a living space, however, the fountains also served to provide clean water and honor the artist responsible for building it.

The main components used by the Romans to create their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly illustrating animals or heroes. To replicate the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages introduced fountains to their designs. King Louis XIV of France wanted to illustrate his superiority over nature by including fountains in the Gardens of Versailles. To mark the entrance of the restored Roman aqueducts, the Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries commissioned the building of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts entered the city of Rome

Indoor plumbing became the key source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby limiting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity allowed fountains to provide recycled water into living spaces as well as create special water effects.

Modern-day fountains serve mostly as decoration for public spaces, to honor individuals or events, and enhance entertainment and recreational events.

Use a Large Outdoor Fountain To Help Improve Air Quality

You can liven up your surroundings by adding an indoor wall fountain. Your senses and your wellness can benefit from the putting in of one of these indoor features. Scientific research supports the hypothesis that water fountains are good for you. The negative ions generated by water features are counterbalanced with the positive ions produced by contemporary conveniences. When positive ions overtake negative ones, this results in greater mental and physical health. The higher serotonin levels resulting from these types of features make people more aware, serene and energized. The negative ions generated by indoor wall fountains promote a better mood as well as remove air impurities from your home. Allergies, air-borne pollutants among other annoyances can be done away with by these water features. And lastly, dust particles and microbes in the air are eliminated and lead to improved health.

Things to Consider When Deciding Where to Put Your Water Element

One of the first things to consider when selecting a water fountain is exactly where you plan to put it. Any high-traffic areas such as driveways, entryways, or roundabouts are ideal spots to install one.

If you want to put yours against a wall, there are fountains designed expressly for this purpose. They can be secured against a wall, post, or fence by using a bar or a hook affixed to the back. Keep in mind when you set up your fountain that you must safely affix it to a wall to avoid having it fall over in high winds and getting damaged.

In open-air places like parks where people tend to sit and relax for a few minutes, you will notice one other option – the garden sculpture style.


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