Suggestions for Your Perfect Spot Inside or Outdoors

Including a feng shui fountain in your living area will most surely add to creating a sense of harmony and serenity. Adding a garden or home waterfall is a simple way to make this happen. The ideal complement to your decor is this type of element. So that you can see your outdoor fountain from inside as well, choose a good spot for it. 2020-ag__47796.jpg

Make sure to include some beautiful flowers and plants, as they complement any water fountain. The best idea is to add some plants which be pretty no matter what the weather is outside. Pretty rocks, sculptures, or a fireplace are also nice add-ons.

The Prevalence of Water Elements in Japanese Backyards

Japanese gardens usually include a water feature. You will often notice Japanese water fountains in the doorway of a temple or home due to the fact that they are thought to be symbolic of physical and spiritual cleansing. It is unusual to see elaborately -designed Japanese fountains because the focus is supposed to be on the water itself.

Bamboo is a common material to use for spouts and therefore often incorporated into water fountains. The basin, which tends to be fashioned of stones, receives the water as it flows down from the bamboo spout. People generally make them look weathered and worn, even when they are new. Natural elements such as plants and rocks are frequently put in place around a fountain so that it seems more connected with nature. As you can perhaps surmise, this fountain is symbolic rather than just decorative.

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

Anyone who has an extensive spot to work with can, of course, out in a much larger water feature. Charming add-ons include a babbling stream or tiny pool with koi in it.

There are alternative options if you do not want to put water in your Japanese fountain. Pretty rocks, sand, or gravel are good alternatives to actual water, as they can be used to represent the water. Natural rocks that are flat and laid out tightly together can be used to give the illusion of moving water.

Santa Maria in Cosmedin: A Roman Fountain Worthy of Viewing

Archaeologists and restorers alike have stumbled upon a wealth of heathen and Christian relics on the grounds of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. The well-known marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth) can be seen in the portico of the basilica nearby. The location of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain (1719) was not in a well-known neighborhood and was, therefore, not often visited. For the most part, visitors stayed away from the area because it was a sad and deserted part of the city. It was a this time that Pope Clement XI commissioned the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri to put up a water fountain to renovate the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. August 11, 1717 saw the beginning of the work to lay down the foundation of the church. The first stone to be placed in the foundation was blessed 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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