Large Outdoor Fountains As Water Elements

A water feature is a large element which has water streaming in or through it. There is a wide array of such features going from something as simple as a hanging wall fountain or as intricate as a courtyard tiered fountain. Known for their versatility, they can be used either indoors or outdoors. ba_10200__47708.jpg Ponds and swimming pools are also included in the classification of a water element.

Garden wall fountains are important additions to your living areas such as yards, yoga studios, cozy patios, apartment balconies, or office complexes. The soothing sounds of trickling water from this kind of feature please the senses of sight and hearing of anyone closeby. The most important consideration is the aesthetically beautiful form they have which accentuates the interior design of any room. The sound of water produces contentment, covers up undesirable noises and also produces an entertaining water show.

Anglo-Saxon Landscapes at the Time of the Norman Conquest

The arrival of the Normans in the second half of the 11th century irreparably transformed The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle. The Normans were much better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power. But there was no time for home life, domesticated design, and adornment until the Normans had overcome the whole realm. Castles were more basic designs and often constructed on blustery hills, where their tenants spent both time and space to exercising offense and defense, while monasteries were considerable stone buildings, commonly located in the widest, most fruitful hollows. Peaceful pastimes such as gardening were out of place in these destitute citadels. Berkeley Castle is most likely the most intact model in existence nowadays of the early Anglo-Norman form of architecture. The keep is thought to date from the time of William the Conqueror. A massive terrace serves as a hindrance to invaders who would attempt to mine the walls of the building. A scenic bowling green, covered in grass and enclosed by battlements cut out of an ancient yew hedge, forms one of the terraces.