The man perched on top of the giant golden ball, in his plain white shirt and dark trousers, looks brave, or maybe foolish. But no panic required: he is a sculpture created by German artist Stephan Balkenhol in 2007.
The golden ball, Sphaera, stands 9 metres high in Kapitelplatz, close to the Dom.
Balkenhol is not known for explaining the meaning behind his works, so I’m left to assume that this man is standing on top of a Mozartkugel – a ball of marzipan coated in chocolate and wrapped in gold, and on sale everywhere in Salzburg!
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 23 March 2019
Posted as part of Wit’s End