water feature

In landscape architecture and garden design, a water feature is one or more items from a range of fountains, pools, ponds, cascades, waterfalls, and streams. Before the 18th century they were usually powered by gravity, though the famous Hanging Gardens of Babylon are described by Strabo as supplied by an Archimedean screw. Other examples were supplied with water using hydraulic rams. Ancient water features were powered using gravitational forces, man power or animals to pump in the water. Since the 18th century, the majority of water features have been powered by pumps. In the past, the power source was sometimes a steam engine, but in modern features it is almost always powered by electricity. There is an increasing range of innovative designs as the market becomes more established and people become more aware of alternate installation methods, such as solar power. The advantages of using solar power include environmental benefits, no electrical lines in the garden, and free energy. Modern water features are typically self-contained, meaning that they do not require water to be plumbed in; rather water is recycled from either a pond or a hidden reservoir, also known as a sump. The sump can either be contained within the water feature, or buried underground (in the case of an outdoor water feature).
Norway. - Waterfall in Norway ...
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Norway.

Added 2 days ago by Grażyna

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Fountain with flowers. - Fountain with flowers. Mainau island on Lake Constance.
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Fountain with flowers.

Added 3 days ago by Zeta

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waterfall - waterfall, rocks, river
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waterfall

Added 5 days ago by sandra

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St. Petersburg. - Gardens. St. Petersburg.
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St. Petersburg.

Added 5 days ago by Zeta

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Summer bath. - Summer bath in the river.
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Summer bath.

Added 10 days ago by Zeta

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Fountain in Paris. - Fountain in Paris. France.
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Fountain in Paris.

Added 10 days ago by Zeta

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architecture - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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architecture

Added 11 days ago by andi

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Waterfall with a tree. - Waterfall with a tree in the middle.
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Waterfall with a tree.

Added 11 days ago by Zeta

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Plitvice. Croatia. - Plitvice. Croatia.
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Plitvice. Croatia.

Added 11 days ago by Zeta

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mountain stream - brook, stream, rocks, boulders, forest, emerald water
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mountain stream

Added 2 weeks ago by sandra

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BAJKOWY VIEW - Leave, rest, relax
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BAJKOWY VIEW

Added 2 weeks ago by ada

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BAJKOWY VIEW - Leave, rest, relax
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BAJKOWY VIEW

Added 2 weeks ago by ada

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BAJKOWY VIEW - Leave, rest, relax
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BAJKOWY VIEW

Added 2 weeks ago by ada

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Fountains in the park. - Fountains on the pond in the park.
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Fountains in the park.

Added 3 weeks ago by Zeta

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Pier in Thailand. - Floating pier in Thailand.
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Pier in Thailand.

Added 3 weeks ago by Zeta

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mountain landscape - mountain landscape, waterfall, trees, ferns
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mountain landscape

Added 3 weeks ago by sandra

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waterfall - waterfall, river, rocks, vegetation
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waterfall

Added 3 weeks ago by sandra

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Roman fountain - the fountain of Della Barcaccia in Rome
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Roman fountain

Added 4 weeks ago by Jolanta

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Landscape - colorful puzzle-puzzle
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Landscape

Added 4 weeks ago by andi

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Niagara Falls - Niagara Falls, river
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Niagara Falls

Added month ago by sandra

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Santa Cruz. Tenerife. - Santa Cruz. Tenerife.
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Santa Cruz. Tenerife.

Added month ago by Zeta

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Skogafoss waterfall. - Giant waterfall Skogafoss in Iceland.
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Skogafoss waterfall.

Added month ago by Zeta

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Niagara Falls. - Niagara Falls on the border between USA and Canada.
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Niagara Falls.

Added month ago by Zeta

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waterfall - waterfall, river, vegetation Africa
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waterfall

Added month ago by sandra

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An upset river. - An upset river among the forest.
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An upset river.

Added month ago by Zeta

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waterfall - waterfall, rock, mountains, lake
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waterfall

Added month ago by sandra

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waterfall - waterfall, river, rocks, moss
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waterfall

Added month ago by sandra

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waterfall - waterfall, river, vegetation
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waterfall

Added month ago by sandra

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waterfall - river, waterfall, greenery, vegetation
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waterfall

Added month ago by sandra

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Colorful garden - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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Colorful garden

Added month ago by andi

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cascade in the garden - Japanese garden, park, waterfall, cascade
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cascade in the garden

Added 2 months ago by sandra

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cascade in the garden - gardens, parks, waterfalls, cascades
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cascade in the garden

Added 2 months ago by sandra

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Landscape - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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Landscape

Added 2 months ago by andi

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