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Photograph of Statue in Vienna

Photograph of Statue in Vienna

The Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Naturhistorisches Museum are two of the most impressive museums in Europe. They are museums of art and natural history respectively, and with their enormous collections, they attract tens of thousands of visitors each year. The two museums are housed in identical buildings (more like palaces) facing each other in the heart of Vienna. The surrounding areas are home to other Viennese treasures such as Hofburg Palace, Albertina Museum, and Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (the National Library of Austria). 

The space between the two enormous museums is adorned with fountains, statues and topiary. Due to their age and material of build (copper), most of the statues have started turning green. 

(Submitted to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: “Face“)

 

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Photograph of Statue in Vienna

Photograph of Statue in Vienna

White marble statues featuring humans in different poses are a common feature of European architecture. This extends even to the gardens built by royalty. Schönbrunn Palace and its sprawling gardens are a fine example of this style. Hundreds of intricately carved statues and fountains dot the gardens, which are quite extensive.

In this photograph, a contemplative statue almost perfectly divides the photograph into two; one half is the blue sky, while the other half is the green bush.

(Entered in the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenges: “Opposites“, “Half and Half“)