The Original Water Fountain Manufacturers

Commonly working as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and cultivated scholars, all in one, fountain creators were multi-faceted individuals from the 16th to the late 18th century. Leonardo da Vinci as a imaginative master, inventor and scientific expert exemplified this Renaissance creator. He systematically registered his observations in his now much celebrated notebooks about his studies into the forces of nature and the attributes and mobility of water. Innovative water exhibits loaded of symbolic significance and natural beauty changed private villa settings when early Italian fountain creators coupled imagination with hydraulic and gardening expertise. 50332acb__36705.jpg The magnificence in Tivoli were developed by the humanist Pirro Ligorio, who was renowned for his skill in archeology, engineering and garden design. Other water feature engineers, masterminding the phenomenal water marbles, water functions and water jokes for the various estates near Florence, were well-versed in humanist topics and classical scientific texts.

A Water Element Your Kitty Can Enjoy

When your cat hears water flowing in the kitchen, does he come running? Does he put his paws into the toilet or feel the water in his bowl before sticking his face in it? Cats tend to prefer water that is flowing, as this behavior shows. They are not driven to look for water much at all.

Felines in the wild actually get the water they need from meats containing water. For this reason, an instinctual desire for water never evolved in felines.

Pet cats, though, rely on you for their water, as they do not get the enough hydration from their foods. To maintain a healthy water source for your pet, get it a cat fountain.

It will have lots of clean water if you install one in your yard. The range of different types will allow you to choose a fountain best suited to your cat. There are fountains that always have constant flowing fresh water while others have a basin which refills as your pet cat drinks from it.

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

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. Since the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain (1719) was situated off the beaten track, it remained relatively unknown. The part of town where it was situated was depressing and bleak which was enough to keep people away. It was then that the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri was instructed by Pope Clement XI to build a water fountain in the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in an effort to make the area more popular. August 11, 1717 marked the date when construction on the church’s foundation began. The first stone to be placed in the foundation was blessed and medallions bearing the images of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water, were also thrown in.

Gardens of Chatworth: The Revelation Water Fountain

The renowned UK sculptor Angela Conner planned the Chatsworth decorative outdoor water feature called “Revelation.” She was mandated by the deceased 11th Duke of Devonshire to create a limited edition bust of Queen Elizabeth, in 2004/5 in celebration of the Queen’s 80th birthday. “Revelation” was added in 1999 in Jack Pond, one of Chatsworth’s oldest ponds. Taking the form of four large flower petals that open and close with the flow of water, the steel water feature alternately hides and reveals a gold colored globe at the heart of the sculpture. Standing five meters high and five meters wide, the globe was made from metal and then coated with gold dust. This newest water feature is an interesting and interesting addition to the Gardens of Chatsworth, because the movement of petals is entirely powered by water.

How Fountains can be Ideal for the Environment

Do you desire to make your home just a little more stunning? Well, you can add that special touch and augment the value of your home just by adding a solar water fountain. They are the same as electric fountains in that they help with one's overall health but they also offer monetary benefits. While your initial expenditure may be steeper, the long-term savings are beneficial. You will not have to worry about energy shortages as your fountain will not be driven by electricity.

Running water fountains will lead to an increase in your electric bill. Even though you might not instantly see the short-term benefits, remember that your residence will undoubtedly gain in value in the long-run.

The increased costs resulting from using more electricity is not the only factor, it also damages our eco-system. Solar powered water fountains are a good alternative to becoming “green”. Using solar energy to heat or cool your house is much better for our planet.

This type of fountain needs less maintenance than others. Since these do not function using an electric motor that could clog up with debris, they need little cleaning. And since there is little cleaning to do, you will have more time to enjoy yourself!

The Tallest Water Features Across the World

Referred to as the King Fahd Fountain (1985) located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is the highest continuously functioning fountain in the world. The water reaches the fantastic height of 260 meters (853 feet) above the Red Sea.

The World Cup Fountain located in the Han-Gang River in Seoul, Korea (2002), comes in 2nd place with water shooting up 202 meters (663 feet).

Next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, is the Gateway Geyser (1995) which comes in third place. With water reaching 192 meters (630 feet) in the air, this fountain is the tallest in the United States.

Next is Port Fountain (2006) in Karachi, Pakistan, where the water jets 190 meters (620 feet) high.

Number 4 is Water at Fountain Park (1970) situated in Fountain Hills, Arizona - it can reach up to 171 meters (561 feet) when all three pumps are working, even though it typically only reaches up to 91 meters (300 feet).

The Dubai Fountain, opened to the public in 2009, is located next to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It performs every 1/2 hour to previously recorded music and propels water up to 73 meters (240 feet) in height -it also has built in extreme shooters, though only used during special events, which reach 150 meters (490 feet) in height.

Jetting water up to 147 meters (482 feet) high, the Captain James Cook Memorial Jet (1970) in Canberra, Australia, comes in 7th.

Lastly is the Jet d’Eau (1951) in Geneva, Switzerland, which measures 140 meters (460 feet).


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