The Countless Possibilities in Wall Fountains

The Countless Possibilities in Wall Fountains Having a wall fountain in your backyard or on a terrace is great when you wish to relax. Moreover, it can be made to fit into any wall space since it does not need much room. Whether it is stand alone or mounted, you will need a spout, a water bowl, internal piping, and a pump. There are any number of different types available on the market including traditional, contemporary, classical, or Asian.

Stand-alone wall fountains, otherwise known as floor fountains, are considerably big and feature a basin on the ground.Countless Possibilities Wall Fountains 62877904820361.jpg

A stand-alone water feature can either be incorporated onto a wall already in existence or built into a wall under construction. A unified look can be realized with this style of fountain because it seems to become part of the landscape rather than an added element.

When and Where Did Water Fountains Originate?

When and Where Did Water Fountains Originate? Himself a learned man, Pope Nicholas V led the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 till 1455 and was responsible for the translation of scores of age-old texts from their original Greek into Latin. Beautifying Rome and making it the worthy capital of the Christian world was at the center of his ambitions. Beginning in 1453, the ruined ancient Roman aqueduct known as the Aqua Vergine which had brought fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away, underwent repair at the behest of the Pope. Building a mostra, a grandiose celebratory fountain built by ancient Romans to memorialize the arrival point of an aqueduct, was a tradition revived by Nicholas V. At the behest of the Pope, architect Leon Battista Alberti undertook the construction of a wall fountain in the spot where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The aqueduct he had refurbished included modifications and extensions which eventually allowed it to supply water to the Trevi Fountain as well as the renowned baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza Navona.
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