Snorting horses bring welcome respite

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Residenzbrunnen, Residence Fountain, Salzburg, June 2018

Archbishop Guidobald Thun, a fountain enthusiast, commissioned this massive fountain for Residentzplatz, the square hemmed by the Cathedral, the Alte Resident and the Neue Residenz.  The work is attributed to the Italian sculptor, Tommaso di Garone, erected between 1656 and 1661. Rocks and snorting horses are topped by a statue of Triton, bringing us what is believed to be the largest Baroque fountain in Central Europe.

 

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Residenzplatz was under serious renovation work during my visit in June 2018, and I was happy to stand beneath this water spray to cool down and escape the clouds of dust created by the hard-working men and machinery.


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 16 July 2018

Posted as part of Cee’s B&W Challenge

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