The Best Way to Create the Perfect Haven Indoors or Outside

Incorporating a feng shui fountain in your living space will most surely contribute to creating an atmosphere of harmony and serenity. The best solution is to install a garden or home waterfall. It will undoubtedly contribute a lot to the interior and exterior of your home. So that you can enjoy your outdoor fountain from inside the house as well, pick a good spot for it.

Be sure to add plants, as they have an significant effect on the charm of a water fountain. aq-58063__84460.jpg The best idea is to add some plants which stay pretty no matter what the weather is outside. Your fountain can be made even more personal by including items like statues or other artwork, picturesque shells, etc.

A Fabulous Example of Roman Artistry: The Santa Maria in Cosmedin Fountain

Both Christian and pagan articles have been found in by the load by archaeologists and restorers scouring the area of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. Found in the portico of the nearby basilica one can find the famous marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth). When the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain was created in 1719, it was off the beaten track and mostly unknown as a result. Due to the fact that the nearby area was depressing and mostly uninhabited, people were not particularly interested in visiting it. In order to modernize the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Pope Clement XI commissioned an Italian architect by the name of Carlo Bizzaccheri to design a fountain for the area. August 11, 1717 saw the beginning of the task to put down the foundation of the church. Medallions bearing the images of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and of St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water, were thrown in the foundation following the blessing of the first rock.

The First Public Water Features

Water fountains were originally practical in purpose, used to deliver water from rivers or creeks to towns and villages, supplying the residents with clean water to drink, wash, and cook with.

Gravity was the power source of water fountains up until the close of the nineteenth century, using the forceful power of water traveling downhill from a spring or brook to squeeze the water through spigots or other outlets. Fountains throughout history have been developed as memorials, impressing local citizens and tourists alike. When you see a fountain at present, that is not what the first water fountains looked like. The 1st known water fountain was a rock basin created that was used as a receptacle for drinking water and ceremonial purposes. 2000 B.C. is when the earliest known stone fountain basins were actually used. Early fountains used in ancient civilizations relied on gravity to manipulate the movement of water through the fountain. Drinking water was provided by public fountains, long before fountains became ornate public statues, as striking as they are functional. The Romans began building ornate fountains in 6 B.C., most of which were bronze or stone masks of creatures and mythological heroes. A well-engineered collection of reservoirs and aqueducts kept Rome's public fountains supplied with fresh water.


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