A Chronicle of Fountains
The translation of hundreds of classical Greek documents into Latin was commissioned by the learned Pope Nicholas V who ruled the Church in Rome from 1397 until 1455. He undertook the beautification of Rome to turn it into the model capital of the Christian world. Starting in 1453, the ruined ancient Roman aqueduct known as the Aqua Vergine which had brought fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away, underwent repair at the behest of the Pope. The ancient Roman custom of building an imposing commemorative fountain at the location where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was revived by Nicholas V. At the bidding of the Pope, architect Leon Battista Alberti began the construction of a wall fountain in the place where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The water which eventually supplied the Trevi Fountain as well as the famed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona came from the modified aqueduct which he had renovated.
Interior Wall Water Fountains Can Help You
For Countless years now, hospitals and health care facilities have used interior fountains to create a stressless, tranquil ambiance. Softly streaming water lulls people into a state of introspection.
Quicker healing is thought to be brought about by interior fountains as well. Many doctors and mental health professionals think these are a useful addition in healing a number of maladies. The calming, melodious sound of flowing water is thought to help people with PTSD and acute insomnia.
According to various studies, having an wall fountain inside your home may lead to an increased level of well-being and security. The sight and sound of water are elemental to the survival of human beings and our planet.
The life-altering power of water has long been regarded as one of two essential components used in the teachings of feng-shui.
Harmonizing our inner environment so that it promotes serenity and peace is one of the main beliefs in feng-shui. It is important to add a water element somewhere in our homes. The front of your home, including the entrance, is the best place to set up a fountain.
Any one of a number of options in water walls, whether a wall mounted waterfall, a freestanding feature or a customized fountain, will unquestionably provide you and your family many benefits. Having a fountain in a main room seems to affect people’s state of mind, their happiness as well as their level of contentment according to some research.
Bernini's Public Fountains
There are countless famous Roman fountains in its city center. One of the greatest sculptors and artists of the 17th century, almost all of them were designed, conceived and built by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Traces of his life's efforts are obvious all through the roads of Rome because, in addition to his skills as a water feature builder, he was also a city builder. Bernini's father, a recognized Florentine sculptor, mentored his young son, and they ultimately settled in Rome, to fully exhibit their art in the form of community water features and water fountains. An exceptional worker, Bernin received praise and the patronage of popes and important painters. His sculpture was initially his claim to celebrity. Most famously in the Vatican, he used a base of knowledge in classic Greek architecture and melded it effortlessly with Roman marble. Though a variety of artists impacted his artistic endeavors, Michelangelo inspired him the most.
The One Cleaning Solution to NEVER Use On Your Fountains
In order to ensure that water fountains last a while, it is important to perform regular maintenance. Leaves, twigs, and bugs often find their way into fountains, so it is important to keep yours free from such debris. Additionally, anywhere light from the sun combines with still water, algae can develop. To avoid this, take vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, or sea salt and add right into the water. Some people opt for pouring bleach into the water, but the downside is that it harms wildlife - so it should be avoided.
Experts suggest that the typical garden fountain undergoes a thorough scouring every 3-4 months. Before you start cleaning, all of the water must be removed. Then use mild soap and a soft sponge to clean the interior of the reservoir.
A helpful tip is to use a toothbrush if there are small hard-to-reach spots. Do not leave any soap deposit inside of or on the fountain.
Some organisms and calcium deposits may get inside the pump, so it is best to take it apart and clean it thoroughly. To make it less difficult, soak it in vinegar for several hours before cleaning. Build-up can be a big headache, so use mineral or rain water over tap water, when possible, to reduce this dilemma.
And finally, make sure the water level is consistently full in order to keep your fountain operating smoothly. If the water level slides below the pump’s intake level, it can harm the pump and cause it to burn out - something you do not want to happen!
Can Wall fountains Help Purify The Air?
You can liven up your environment by installing an indoor wall fountain. Your senses and your health can benefit from the installation of one of these indoor features. The science behind this theory supports the idea that water fountains can positively affect your health. Modern-day machines create positive ions which are balanced out by the negative ions discharged by water features. Indisputable positive improvements in mental and physical health occur when negative ions overpower positive ions. A rise in serotonin levels is experienced by those who have one of these water features making them more alert, serene and lively. Due to the negative ions it produces, an indoor wall fountain can improve your spirits and also eliminate impurities in the air. In order to rid yourself of allergies, impurities in the air and other aggravations, ensure you install one of these. Finally, these fountains absorb dust particles and micro-organisms in the air thereby influencing your general health for the better.