I’ve got good news for those of you that don’t like museums! To see art you don’t have to enter a museum.
Walking around a town you will run into all kinds of interesting and beautiful pieces of art. As with all art, they can and do evoke all kinds of feelings and are a great way to learn a little history including who or what is important to the citizens.
I’ve found Statues and Fountains wandering Europe that . . .
Honors Brave Deeds as the the Girondist column and fountain in Bordeaux France! This beautiful column celebrates a small group of revolutionaries who banded together to save the republic.
Added to the peace and beauty of a garden as do all the statues and fountains found in Mirabell Gardens. These Gardens are one of the most popular places in Salzburg Austria and the artwork really adds to the beauty of the gardens (IMO)!
Told a tale of unrequited love depicted in the lovely Matthias Fountain found on Budapest’s Castle Hill. The Fountain depicts a hunting scene where the young King met and fell in love with a peasant girl.
Honors a beloved ruler like Kunigunde. King Heinrich and his wife, Kunigunde, made Bamberg their home and are one of Bamberg’s favorite rulers.
Impressed me with the artistic ability of the craftsman. At the southern entrance to the Hofburg Palace in Vienna Austria are statues depicting “The Labors of Hercules” by Lorenzo Matelli. I found them all to be amazing and this is just one!
Even add a lighthearted feel to a city street. Look who I ran into on a corner in Potsdam Germany – The Green Family! No clue what the significance is, I just found it interesting 🙂
Even if you’re someone who doesn’t feel they like art, I think we’ve all been impressed by some of the Statues and Fountains we’ve stumbled into while traveling.
What Statues and Fountains have impressed you?
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