This sculpture was created in 1987 by Polish artist Igor Mitoraj. It is located near the Old Town Hall on the Lower Bridge in Bamberg. In the background you can see Michelsberg Abbey, which is currently being renovated. Continue reading
The Donkey Fountain (Eselsbrunnen) on the Old Market (Alter Markt) in Halle (Saale) was built in 1913. The bronze sculpture was created by the sculptor Heinrich Keiling. The man who walks with a donkey over a rug of roses refers to an old legend.
This sculpture is one of twelve donor portraits located in the west choir of Naumburg Cathedral. Due of the beauty of the depicted lady it is the most famous one of the twelve. The name of the lady was Uta von Ballenstedt, but in general people just call the sculpture Uta of Naumburg.
This sculpture in the city of Rostock named ‘Seven proud sisters are kissed by one sea’ (Sieben stolze Schwestern küsst das eine Meer) was created by Reinhardt Dietrich in 1985. It portrays the peaceful coexistence of the seven countries surrounding the Baltic Sea.
I wonder about what these three maids are talking? The fountain and the groupd of girls was created by the sculptur Günther Kaden. He titled his work Drei-Mädchen-Brunnen (Three Girls Fountain). People of Stralsund prefer to call it Die Geschwätzigen Weiber (The Garrulous Women).
These sculptures on the river Gera in Erfurt represent Käpt’n Blaubär and Hein Blöd. Both were stars in a German children’s comedy television series. Käpt’n Blaubär (Captain Bluebear) also appeard in the educational children’s television series Die Sendung mit der Maus.
Someone in Vienna obviously doesn’t like monuments. The photo shows the Gänsemädchenbrunnen, a fountain located near the Museumsquartier in Vienna. The sculpture features a girl herdering geese and was created by the Czech sculptor Antonín Pavel Wagner.
The statue of Imperia is placed at the port of Constance (Konstanz) It reminds of the Council of Constance in the years 1414-1418. More…
This fun sculpture is placed next to a memorial plaque to the Austrian actor Hans Moser. Both are standing in Gumpoldskirchen, a centre of wineries south of Vienna. Besides his movies and plays Hans Moser got famous for singing a song about the ‘Reblaus’ (‘Pyhlloxera’) which is a pest of commercial grapevines worldwide. More…
The sculpture ‘Points of View’ by Tony Cragg is placed in the Schaumburgergasse (4. District). I was very surprised to see this sculpture in Vienna again, as I saw a similar sculpture in Stuttgart some days earlier.