The Fascinating Roots of the Outdoor Fountain

ft-31__54241.jpg During his reign (1397-1455) of the Roman Catholic Church, the erudite Pope Nicholas V directed scores of translations of old Greek classics into Latin. Continuing in his quest to make the city deserving of being called the capital of the Christian world, he decided to exalt the beauty of the city as well. Beginning in 1453, he called for the restoration of the Acqua Vergine, a decaying Roman aqueduct which had carried clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away. Nicholas V also revived the Roman convention of installing imposing fountains, known as mostras, to mark the end point of the aqueduct. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was instructed by him to build a water fountain where we now find the breath-taking Trevi Fountain. The adjustments, as well as the extensions included in the restored aqueduct, ultimately made it possible to supply the Trevi Fountain and the well-known baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona with the necessary water to function.

The Attraction of Simple Garden Decor: The Outdoor Wall Fountain

It is also feasible to place your exterior 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. Plumbing work is no longer a necessity since this feature in now self-sufficient. However, water must be added regularly. Clear away the water from the bowl and place clear water in its place when you see that the space is grimy.

Outdoor wall fountains come in lots of different materials, but they are usually made of stone and metal. You must know the style you are shooting for in order to decide on the best suited material. It is best to look for exterior wall fountains which are easy to hang, hand-crafted and lightweight. Buying a fountain which requires little maintenance is important as well. Even though installing certain fountains can be difficult, the majority require little work because the only parts which demand special care are the re-circulating pump and the equipment to hang them. It is very easy to liven up your yard with these kinds of fountains.