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Dusseldorf Hofgarten frog fountain
Germany

This panorama shows the Märchenbrunnen fountain in the beautiful Hofgarten park in Dusseldorf, Germany, during the fall.  The Hofgarten, described as "one of the most beautiful and appealing parks of modern times" (”Die Kunstdenkmäler der Rheinprovinz“)  covers 27 hectares stretching from "Schloss Jägerhof" to the river Rhine (source: familie Thonemann website).

The fountain itself shows a group of children originally sculpted by the French sculptor Max Blondat (1872-1925), who was one of the most succesful sculptors during the turn of the 20th century. The sculpture was first shown in 1904 at the International Art- and Gardenexhibition in Düsseldorf.  Unfortunately, the original sculpture was damanged by vandalism and was replaced by a duplicate in 1985. The original sculpture was restored and can now be seen in the Stadtmuseum. Other duplicates of the fountain can be found in Zürich (Switzerland), Dijon (France), Odessa (Russia) and Denver (USA). 

You can find more information about these topics on he German wikipedia page for the Hofgarten and the Märchenbrunnen fountain.

Copyright: Johan Offermans &Amp; Karl Overholt
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11596x5798
Uploaded: 13/11/2011
Updated: 11/07/2014
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Tags: düsseldorf; duesseldorf; nrw; germany; deutschland; fall; autumn; statue; hofgarten; park; frog; fountain; trees; märchenbrunnen maerchenbrunnen
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