Saturday Snapshots #36


Lean on me, Vienna – August 2007

This heavily-laden marble gentleman forms part of the spectacular Pallas Athene fountain outside the Austrian parliament building in Vienna.  The fountain was built between 1893 and 1902 and features a 4-metre statue of Athena (goddess of wisdom) wearing a gilded helmet, as well as numerous marble figures.  It’s a visual treat both by day and by night, when it is beautifully lit.

This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister. Click here for a full list of photographs previously featured.  If you like this or any other photo featured in Saturday Snapshots, why not buy it as a greeting card or print in my RedBubble store?

Don’t forget to get your entries in for this month’s Waiter, There’s Something in My… challenge.  The theme is retro classics, so think prawn cocktail, melba toast and steak Diane!  The deadline is Sunday 3 May.

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  1. says

    Lovely shot – you’ve caught the water exactly right to make the whole picture interesting and full of light and movement.

  2. says

    the interesting tidbit about the austrian parliament is that athena (goddess of wisdom) is actually turning her back to the austrian parliament, which is commonly interpreted as her disapproving of austrian politics ūüėČ