21 August 2006

Bayreuth 6

The Maximilianstrasse is the main street, so the city appears to have banned all vehicles but buses. There are three fountains, topped with baroque statues of Neptune, Hercules, and an angel respectively, from 1708 if the angel's banner is to be believed. The water comes from long thin pipes on their pedestals and shoots out through a swan's head. Very delightful. There is also an enormous statue of a rearing brontosaurus, which must be modern and has no apparent reason for being except that it too is very delightful.

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