Choosing the Perfect Wind Bells and Wind Chimes for You

Simple wind chimes function better than more complex ones so as to not create imbalance in decor styles. The main goal is for them to fit in easily anywhere they are placed. And remember, the importance of sound is greater than the visual when it comes to wind chimes. Often times, the more complex types of wind chimes are not made to create a pure sound quality, while those made of simple aluminum can provide this flawless sound. When creating your wind chime garden, chimes can be hung at different heights. ft_136_2__20871.jpg For example, place your wind chimes on a patio, in a smaller tree line and among flowers. The sound produced every time the wind blows will ring throughout your yard. If the appearance of the wind chimes is important to you, think about hanging them in your eyeline where they will reflect the sun at sunrise and sundown. Aluminum wind chime gardens blend in well with flowing water (such as waterfalls or birdbaths), stone decors and evergreens.

The Demand for Water Fountains in Japanese Backyards

No Japanese garden is whole without a water element. You will often notice Japanese water fountains in the doorway of a temple or home due to the fact that they are considered symbolic of physical and spiritual cleansing. Since water is the most important component of any Japanese fountain, the design is generally simple.

Many people also opt for a water fountain that has a bamboo spout. The bamboo spout is positioned over the basin, typically constructed of natural rocks, and water trickles out. People generally make them appear weathered and worn, even when they are new. People want their fountain to appear as natural as possible, so they put plants, flowers, and stones around the fountain. To the owner of the fountain, it clearly is more than just attractive decoration.

An alternate possibility is to find a stone fountain, set it on a bed of rock, and place live bamboo and pretty stones around it. Over the years it starts to really blend into the surrounding nature as moss covers the stone.

Wherever there is sufficient open space, you have the possibility to build a more extensive water feature. Popular water feature extras are a koi pond or any sort of small pool, or even a meandering brook.

Water, however, does not have to be used in a Japanese fountain. Good alternatives include stones, gravel, or sand to symbolize water. The illusion of a creek with moving water can also be achieved by placing flat stones very closely together.

Santa Maria in Cosmedin: A Roman Water Fountain Worth Experiencing

Archaeologists and restorers on the lookout for pagan and Christian antiquities in Rome have come across a treasure trove of them in the area of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin. The Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth} is a renowned marble sculpture located at the entrance of the nearby basilica.

Due to the fact that the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain (1719) was situated off the beaten track, it remained mostly obscure. The part of town where it was located was depressing and uninviting which was enough to keep people away. As part of an effort to refurbish the piazza outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri was commissioned by Pope Clement XI to design a fountain. August 11, 1717 saw the beginning of the job to lay down the foundation of the church. The first stone to be placed in the foundation was consecrated and medals bearing the illustrations of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water, were also tossed in.


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