Friday, September 9, 2016

Imperial Fountain

"Imperial Fountain (Kaiserbrunnen): Created in 1897 by the sculptor Hans Baur, during the 1940s the fountain lost its original decorative figures. Professor Gernot Rumpf redesigned the structure and concealed within it a number of allusions to Constance’s past. A multiheaded peacock, for instance, symbolises the Church, proud, and ruled at one and the same time by three popes. This state of affairs, which the people of the Middle Ages found intolerable, was one of a number of things which led to the Council of Constance, which was convened between 1414 and 1418." ~ Wikipedia

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