The Broad Range of Outdoor Wall Water Fountains
Putting a wall fountain in your backyard or patio is perfect when you want to relax. Additionally, it can be made to fit into any wall space since it does not need much room. Whether it is stand alone or mounted, you will need a spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump. There are any number of different types available on the market including traditional, fashionable, classical, or Asian.
You can choose to put your wall-mounted feature on an existing wall or build it into a new wall. The look of your landscape will seem more unified instead of disjointed when you install this style of water feature.
The Advantages of Indoor Wall Water Fountains
Clinics and health care facilities have been using interior fountains to create tranquil, stress-free environments for many years now. A contemplative state can be brought about in people who hear the gentle music of trickling water.
In addition, convalescence is believed to go faster when indoor fountains are used in treatment. They are believed to be a positive part of dealing with a variety of ailments according to many medical professionals and mental health providers. The soothing, melodious sound of moving water is thought to help people with PTSD and acute insomnolence.
Numerous reports show that having an indoor wall water feature can help you achieve a better feeling of calm and overall safety. The sight and sound of water are elemental to the survival of the human species and planet earth.
According to the ancient philosophy of feng-shui, water is thought to have life-altering powers and be one of the two basic components contributing to the continuation of our species. The main precepts of feng-shui say that we can achieve serenity and harmony by harmonizing the interior elements in our surroundings. It is important to include a water element somewhere in our homes. The front of your home, including the entryway, is the ideal place to put in a fountain.
You and your loved ones will undoubtedly benefit from the inclusion of a water wall in your home, whether it be a wall mounted waterfall, a freestanding water feature or a custom-built one. Adding a fountain in a central room, according to some reports, seems to make people happier, more content, and calm than people who do not have one.
The Source of Modern Day Garden Water Fountains
Hundreds of ancient Greek texts were translated into Latin under the authority of the scholarly Pope Nicholas V, who ruled the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455. It was important for him to beautify the city of Rome to make it worthy of being known as the capital of the Christian world. Beginning in 1453, the ruined ancient Roman aqueduct known as the Aqua Vergine which had brought clean drinking water into the city from eight miles away, underwent repair at the bidding of the Pope. The ancient Roman tradition of building an imposing commemorative fountain at the point where an aqueduct arrived, also known as a mostra, was revived by Nicholas V. At the behest of the Pope, architect Leon Battista Alberti undertook the construction of a wall fountain in the place where we now find the Trevi Fountain. The water which eventually provided the Trevi Fountain as well as the acclaimed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona came from the modified aqueduct which he had renovated.
The Use of Large Outdoor Fountains As Water Features
A water feature is a large element which has water flowing in or through it. The range of goods available run the gamut from simple suspended wall fountains to elaborate courtyard tiered fountains. The versatility of this feature is useful since it can be placed indoors or outdoors. Swimming pools and ponds are also regarded as water elements.
A garden wall fountain can be a beneficial water feature to include in any yard, yoga studio, patio, balcony, or office space. There is nothing better to relax you while also activating your senses of sight and hearing than the pleasurable sounds of slowly flowing water in your fountain. Their noticeably satisfying form adds to the embellishment of any area as well. Softly moving water not only results in a feeling of peace, it also masks irksome noises and produces a captivating water show.
Where did Garden Water Fountains Begin?
The dramatic or ornamental effect of a fountain is just one of the purposes it fulfills, in addition to providing drinking water and adding a decorative touch to your property.
Originally, fountains only served a functional purpose. Water fountains were connected to a spring or aqueduct to supply drinkable water as well as bathing water for cities, townships and villages. Until the late nineteenth, century most water fountains operated using the force of gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a source of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Fountains were an excellent source of water, and also served to adorn living areas and celebrate the designer. Roman fountains usually depicted imagery of animals or heroes made of metal or stone masks. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to re-create the gardens of paradise. The fountains found in the Gardens of Versailles were intended to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. The Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries were extolled with baroque style fountains built to mark the place of entry of Roman aqueducts.
Indoor plumbing became the main source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby limiting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity allowed fountains to deliver recycled water into living spaces as well as create unique water effects.
Modern-day fountains serve mostly as decoration for community spaces, to honor individuals or events, and compliment entertainment and recreational activities.