07 Mar 18 Today we'll have another look at the Donnerbrunnen but this time in an attempt to showcase as much as possible in a single frame. This shot shows about 80% of it and you should be able to imagine most of the rest. You can read a fair amount about it here and I highly recommend you do. The fountain is primarily one emphasizing the importance of the four main rivers in Austria with the four large figures on the edge of the fountain, two female and two male, representing each of those rivers. The male figure in yesterday's mailing, Enns, is an old ferryman, and represents the Enns river, a major traffic line from the Alps. All of the figures are replicas of the originals which are in safe storage as is the case for much of the statuary throughout central Europe. If you are so inclined, do a search for the major fountains in Vienna and then just enjoy looking at them. If I read correctly in one of our guides, there are some 600 fountains in Vienna.
I've done some perspective adjustments from the original to get the buildings straight, removed a few distractions, and given the sky some contrast adjustment. Nikon D500; 18 - 200; ISO 800; 1/640 sec @ f / 9.