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The history of pergolas
In Seattle 2002, a truck driver accidently demolished an old pergola on Pioneer Square. This incident had a great emotion effect on the citizens of the kind people of Seattle, with the historical pergola having an age well north of a hundreds years the people decided to restore it and this time construct it stronger so it would be much more difficult to reckon with. But have a think about where this pergola came from. What brought about this concept of the fascinating latticed roof on pillars?
Digging back in time to the deepest roots of the great pergola, the answer lies in Egypt and China. The motivation for these inspiring civilizations to build this interesting structure was in that it would provide shade in their hot climates. Both however differed in the style of their pergolas. The Egyptian made them angular and long whereas the Chinese pergolas were more curved and round. The Egyptians built their pergola from highly sun shaded trees that bore fruit like figs and grapes.The Chinese designed them for the purpose of houses and temples.
With the conquering of Egypt, the Romans were introduced the classic grape and vine training systems we know. Many Roman mansions are influenced by the egyption pergola where it can be commonly seen to have tree boughs entwined together. But what really brought the pergola back into the publics eye was the renaissance period and the works of Leon Battista Aberti with the famous pathways shaded by interlaced branches from trees and with beautifully decorated white roses throughout.
The Roman Empire fell and so too did the pergola, but only to the background. King Charles the VIII raided Italy in the 1400's and the pergola was one of many Italian art forms to be stolen. It did not take long before many of the French mansions enhanced their gardens with the beautiful pergolas.
As 200 years past, the pergola began to evolve into newer forms. Stone and masonry were crafted into pillars to support the newly developed, intricate and more sturdy lattice roofing. But a century later, this more artificial refined form of the pergola was found to be unaccepted by the naturalists and soon faded back into the background.
The 19th century arrived and the pergola once again became a trend. This was thanks to two men from Briton: Edwin Lutyens an architect and Gertrude Jekyll a garden designer. Their shows influences people of how the beautiful rail-like structure can perfectly complement a soft garden setting.
It then wasn't long before the pergola made its way to America with the first migrants. Throughout the years the pergola continued to evolve by becoming a more practical structure as we see now. This great structure of Europeans aristocracy and roots of Ancient Egypt/China is said to becoming more and more popular in a variety of landscaping and outdoor improvement circles.