Rome, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, And Fountains

p-453__98031.jpg There are lots of celebrated Roman water fountains in its city center. One of the greatest sculptors and artists of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed, conceptualized and built almost all of them. His abilities as a water feature developer and also as a city designer, are obvious throughout the roads of Rome. To totally exhibit their skill, chiefly in the form of public water features and water fountains, Bernini's father, a distinguished Florentine sculptor, mentored his young son, and they eventually relocated in the Roman Capitol. The young Bernini received praise from Popes and relevant artists alike, and was an exceptional worker. He was originally recognized for his sculpture. An authority in historical Greek engineering, he utilized this knowledge as a foundation and melded it flawlessly with Roman marble, most famously in the Vatican. He was influenced by many great artists, however, Michelangelo had the biggest impact on his work.

Where are the World’s Most Grandiose Water Elements?

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has the leading continuously- running water fountain known as the King Fahd Fountain (1985). Reaching incredible heights above the Red Sea, this fountain propels water 260 meters (853 feet) in the air.

Coming in second is the World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002) with water blasting 202 meters (663 feet).

Located near the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is third placed Gateway Geyser (1995). With water reaching 192 meters (630 feet) in the air, this water fountain is the tallest in the United States.

Next is the fountain found in Karachi, Pakistan (Port Fountain) which shoots water up to 190 meters (620 feet) in height.

Number 4: Fountain Park (1970), Fountain Hills, Arizona - although it can reach heights of 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are operating, it only reaches 91 meters (300 feet) on a normal day.

The Dubai Fountain made its first appearance in 2009 next to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. It performs every 1/2 hour to previously recorded music and shoots water up to 73 meters (240 feet) in height -it also has built in extreme shooters, though only used during special events, which reach 150 meters (490 feet) in height.

Constructed in 1970, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra, Australia, comes in at #7 shooting water up to 147 meters (482 feet).

And at #8, we have the the Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951), measuring 140 meters (460 feet).

The Advantages of Solar Powered Wall fountains

There are various power sources which can be employed to run your garden wall fountain. Older fountains have historically been powered by electricity, but due to a greater interest in eco-friendly fountains, solar power is used in new models. Even though starting costs may be greater, solar powered water fountains are the most economical going forward. The most common materials used to make solar run water features are terra cotta, copper, porcelain, or bronze. Your decor dictates which style best suits you. Easy to care for and an excellent way to make a real contribution to the environment, they make wonderful additions to your garden sanctuary as well.

Beyond its visual charm, interior wall fountains can also help to keep your house at a comfortable temperature. Applying the same methods used in air conditioners and evaporative coolers, they are a great alternative to cool your home. Since they eat up less electricity, they also help you save money on your monthly power bill.

Their cooling effect can be started by blowing fresh, dry air across them.

Utilizing the ceiling fan or air from a corner of the room can help to enhance circulation. The most important consideration is to ensure that the air is consistently flowing over the surface of the water. It is natural for fountains and waterfalls to generate cool, crisp air. A big public fountain or a water fall will generate a sudden chill in the air. Putting your fountain cooling system in a place that is very hot reduces its effectiveness. Your fountain will be less efficient if you situate it in the sunshine.

Deciding on the Perfect Spot for Your Water Element

Before selecting a water fountain, take some time to think about precisely where you want to put it. The entrance to a hotel or building is an ideal spot for them, as they offer a lovely welcome to visitors.

Certain fountains are especially built to lean against a wall. To secure one against a wall, look for a bar or hook on the back made precisely for this purpose. Since the top part of your fountain is not stable on its own, ensure that it is secure against a wall to avoid damage caused by strong winds, wild animals, or other natural dangers.

The garden sculpture style, yet another option, is lovely for parks or any place people tend to hang out to enjoy the fresh air and scenery.

Anglo Saxon Grounds at the Time of the Norman Conquest

The arrival of the Normans in the second half of the eleventh century irreparably altered The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle. The Normans were better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power.

But before focusing on home-life or having the occasion to think about domestic architecture or decoration, the Normans had to subjugate an entire population. Most often designed upon windy peaks, castles were basic structures that permitted their inhabitants to spend time and space to offensive and defensive strategies, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings frequently placed in only the most fecund, extensive valleys. Gardening, a placid occupation, was unfeasible in these unproductive fortifications. The purest specimen of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent in modern times is Berkeley Castle. The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time. A spacious terrace meant for exercising and as a means to stop attackers from mining under the walls runs around the building. On one of these terraces sits a stylish bowling green: it is coated in grass and flanked by an old yew hedge that is created into the shape of rough ramparts.


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