Thoughts to Keep in Mind When Picking a Water Fountain

When you are selecting a water fountain, make sure you give some thought to where you will install it. Roundabouts and entryways are ideal spots for them.

It is also possible to acquire a fountain made especially to be placed against a wall. They can be attached against a wall, post, or fence by using a bar or a hook fastened to the back. Such fountains are unstable on their own, therefore, be certain to affix it right away so that it does not fall over as a result of weather conditions, animals or other natural occurrences. su2010_3__29163.jpg

A frequent place to add a garden sculpture is commonly in areas where people come together to sit back and enjoy the scenery.

Sculpture As a Staple of Vintage Art in Ancient Greece

Up until the Archaic Greeks created the first freestanding statuary, a noteworthy triumph, carvings had largely been done in walls and pillars as reliefs. Kouros figures, statues of young, attractive male or female (kore) Greeks, made up the majority of the sculptures. Symbolizing beauty to the Greeks, the kouroi were designed to appear rigid and commonly had foot forward; the males were healthy, robust, and nude. Life-sized versions of the kouroi appeared beginning in 650 BC. The Archaic period was an extraordinary time of transformation for the Greeks as they expanded into new modes of government, formed fresh expressions of art, and attained information of the people and cultures outside of Greece. But in spite of the conflicts, the Greek civilization went on to advance, unabated.

Gardens of Chatworth and the "Revelation" Water Fountain

Designed by celebrated English sculptor Angela Conner, "Revelation" is the most recent addition to the Chatsworth decorative garden water features. In 2004/5 she was commissioned by the now deceased 11th Duke of Devonshire to design a limited edition bust of Queen Elizabeth, in brass and steel, for the Queen’s 80th birthday. In 1999 Revelation was set up in Jack Pond, one of Chatsworth’s first ponds. Taking the shape of four large flower petals which open and close with the circulation of water, the metal fountain alternately conceals and displays a gold colored globe at the heart of the sculpture. A gold dust painted metal globe was manufactured and added into the large sculpture standing five meters in height and five meters in width.

The flower petals move depending on the circulation of water, making this installation an exciting addition to the Gardens of Chatsworth.

Do Pets Like Garden Fountains?

Think about how your cat or dog may respond to a water feature before you get one. Your stand-alone fountain may be seen as a big pool or a drinking pond by your dog. Consider setting up a water fountain in your yard since it is a feature that will impact your treasured pets favorably. Your fountain may draw in birds who think it is a fantastic place to refresh themselves, so it is important to think about where you will place this type of water feature. If you want to deliberately attract birds, however, putting in a birdbath is a good solution. To prevent this, however, installing a wall water fountain inside your house is a great alternative. It is common to see these types of fountains in dental or medical practices as well as in lavish homes.

The Fascinating Origin of the Wall Fountain

The Roman scholar Pope Nicholas V (1397-1455) decided to have hundreds of ancient Greek writings translated into Latin. To further enhance his city's prestige, in 1453 he began to rebuild the Acqua Vergine, the ruined Roman waterway which previously delivered clean water to the city from 8 miles away. In addition, he revived the Roman tradition of enhancing the terminal point of an aqueduct with a "mostra", a commemorative public fountain with a unique appearance. Pope Nicholas V commissioned architect Leon Battista Alberti to build a simple wall fountain where the Trevi Fountain is now located. Interestingly, the fountain of Trevi was born of the desire for Rome to become the religious capital of the known world, and was its first wall fountain.

The Attraction of Simple Garden Decor: The Garden Wall Fountain

It is also possible to locate your outdoor water fountain near a wall since they do not need to be connected to a nearby pond. Digging, installing and maintaining a nearby pond are no longer needed. Due to the fact that this feature is self-contained, no plumbing is required. Regularly adding water is the only requirement. Empty the water from the basin and add fresh water whenever the surrounding area is dirty.

Stone and metal are most prevalent elements employed to construct garden wall fountains even though they can be made of other materials as well. You must know the style you are shooting for in order to select the best material. Outdoor wall fountains come in many models and sizes, therefore ensure that the style you choose to buy is hand-crafted, easy to hang and lightweight. Owning a fountain which requires little maintenance is important as well. While there may be some instances in which the setup needs a bit more care, generally the majority require a minimal amount of effort to install since the only two parts which require scrutiny are the re-circulating pump and the hanging hardware. You can easily liven up your garden with these types of fountains.

The Cascade Fountain Found at The Chatsworth

At the back of Chatsworth House, the Cascade garden fountain forms a dazzling centerpiece to the gardens. Twenty-four irregularly spaced stone steps in a series stretch 200 yards towards the house and all the way down the hillside. Based mostly on a 17th century French design, the Cascade is also entirely gravity fed. In 1696, this water fountain was created for the first Duke of Devonshire and has remained unchanged ever since that time. The Cascade House rests at the top of the fountain where water spills downward. The building, enhanced on the outside with sea creatures in bas-relief, is a small-scale building. Water pressure to the Cascade can be increased on important occasions, meaning the Cascade House becomes part of the Cascade display, as water flows through conduits on its roof and from the mouths of its carved ocean creatures, before continuing all the way down the Cascade. Offering a wonderful and relaxing accompaniment to a walk through the gardens, the slight contrast in measurement of every step means that the sound of the water falling downward fluctuates as it falls along the Cascades. In 2004, Chatsworth's Cascade was named the best water fountain in England.


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