A True Roman Masterpiece: The Santa Maria Fountain in Cosmedin

3925_1108__79683.jpg Both Christian and pagan relics have been found in by the load by archaeologists and restorers searching the area of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. The Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth} is a recognized marble sculpture found in the portico of the nearby basilica. The situation of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain (1719) was not in a well-known area and was, therefore, not oftentimes visited. It was said that there was nothing worth seeing in this area because it was abject and abandoned making it an unfriendly place to visit. It was then that the Italian architect Carlo Bizzaccheri was mandated by Pope Clement XI to erect a fountain in the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in an attempt to make the area more popular. August 11, 1717 marked the date when work on the church’s infrastructure commenced. 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 tossed in.

Grow Your Business with a Water Feature

Most clients love water fountains. The entranceway to your company or store is a great spot to place a water fountain as will increase traffic flow as well as differentiate you from others. Yoga studios, bookstores, coffee shops, salons as well as other retail businesses can all profit from including a visible water feature outside. A water fountain will offer the perfect ambiance to a business where people like to gather and relax. A bar or restaurant should contemplate adding a water fountain to draw in couples seeking a romantic setting.

Enhance Your Office Space Environment with a Garden Water Feature

Bring in more clients to your company by setting up a garden fountain. A beautiful feature such as this will make customers feel welcome to your workplace. Workplaces, in contrast to non-commercial areas, need outdoor fountains that are both impressive as well as inviting to customers and staff alike.

Any growing company knows the importance of encouraging new business by leaving a lasting impression on new customers. Garden water fountains, pretty plants, and other elements, will add a bit of nature even in a small spaces. On the other hand, many corporate areas have lots of available space to go all out and create an alluring garden display. Some companies, though, have to make due with a small area.

The primary idea here is that you need to bring in new customers and make a lasting impression. Setting up an inviting garden fountain can be your secret weapon to acquiring new customers.

Installing a Wall Water Fountain in Your Residence

Wall features can enhance any area. Harmony and tranquility will fill the room due to the comforting sound of the waterfall. While any space will benefit from a wall fountain, they are most often put in entryways. The best way to mount one depends on the style, but the standard process is the same. Be sure that all the various components are used in constructing it. Once you connect the base and the top you will then need to connect the pump and the hoses. Do not forget to review the instructions before getting started in order to avert errors. You should find the process relatively straightforward. Keep in mind, though, that each model might need a slight modification. Have a colleague hold the wall fountain in the desired location, then mark the wall accordingly. To facilitate a proper line, use a level. It is advisable to mark both the bottom and the top positions. Wall features can be hung in more than one way. You will see slots on the back side of the wall fountain which can be hung directly onto the screws. Alternatively, you can attach brackets to the wall and use those. This last one is the more advisable technique, particularly if your fountain is large. Decide where the brackets need to be located and mark the wall as required.

Drill pilot holes in the wall where you need to place the drywall anchors. Carefully hammer the anchors into the wall. Attach the brackets by ensuring they are straight and then screwing them into the wall with a drill or screwdriver. Hang your wall fountain by hanging it onto the brackets. Check to see that it is in the correct position and secure on the brackets. If the positioning is correct, it’s time to add water. The pump should be totally submerged under water. The water will begin to move as soon as you plug in your fountain. The water should fill the basin to within an inch of the very top. The basin will overflow when the pump is switched off if it’s too full, so be sure not to fill it completely. The water level will rise because all of the flowing water will settle down at the base of the bowl. When there is too much water, it will spill out and can harm your floor and furnishings.

Taking Care Of Fountains

Setting up an outdoor wall fountain requires that you bear in mind the dimensions of the space where you are going to install it. A strong wall is absolutely necessary to hold up its total weight. Note that smaller areas or walls will require a lightweight fountain. In order to operate the fountain, an electrical socket will need to be close by. There are many different types of fountains, each with their own set of simple, step-by-step directions.

Generally, when you purchase an outdoor wall fountain, it will come in an easy-to-use kit that will include all the needed information to install it correctly. The kit will include a submersible pump, the hoses and basin (or reservoir).

Depending on its size, the basin can normally be hidden quite easily amongst the plants. Once installed, wall fountains typically only need to have some light upkeep and regular cleaning.

Replace and clean the water on a regular schedule. Debris such as twigs, leaves or dirt should be cleaned up quickly. Extremely cold temperatures can damage your outdoor wall fountain so be sure to protect it during the winter months. In order to avoid any damage, such as cracking, from freezing water during the cold winter season, move your pump inside. The bottom line is that if you properly maintain and care for your outdoor fountain, it will bring you joy for many years.


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