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Andromeda & dracoon - a while before arriving of Perseus
Aha, Andromeda, famous story. But what about these crimy angels?
The Ferstel Passage (Freyung Passage), is an upscale arcade built by the Austrian architect Heinrich von Ferstel in 1860. It connects Freyung Str. with Herrengasse (just nearby to famous Cafe Central). Passage leads into small glass-covered courtyard of Ferstel Palace, with fontain in the center. Here is a Donaunixen (Danube waternymph), who holds a fish in her hand. Ferstel Palace was built for the Austro-Hungarian National Bank. Unlike other buildings at this time, the palace was named after the 27 years old architect, and not after the owners.
Modern fontain, covered with mosaics (oh, alike everything in Ravenna = city of mosaics). Weird, stuck near parking area in casual neighbourhood - aside of tourist trail, this fontain is over decorated and sparkling. I still liked it: desire of the artist to create something extraordinary in mosaics is almost religious, it is visible. And that erase any wish to critic.
The tits fontain was built in 16th century on the order of Alvise Da Ponte, who was the mayor of the Republic of Venice at that time. Idea came after a severe drought that struck the city of Treviso and the surrounding countryside. Originally the statue was placed inside the Praetorian Palace, then removed to other place several times until it took its place in little yard of Zignoli House. In honor of each new coming Mayor - fountain flowed red wine from one breast and white wine from another breast, and all citizens could drink for free for 3 days. You may see video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P573SqAWJDw
Richard-Strauss-Brunnen - the bronze column of the 6m/20ft-high fountain is decorated with scenes from Strauss's opera "Salome". Column, staying in front of the Alte Akademie on Neuhauserstrasse, is created by the sculptor Hans Wimmer in 1962. And it makes a fitting memorial to the greatest Munich-born composer.