For this week's photohunt theme, I'm taking you to Austria. This is one of the many old Baroque fountains that we came across in the old city centre of Vienna.
The Donner fountain dates back to the year 1739 and the lady in the middle is Providentia. Around her are four cherubs representing Austrian rivers.
The figures on the edge of the fountain's basin symbolize
Traun, a young man with a trident, catching a fish at the base of the fountain;
Enns, an old ferryman, resting against a rock;
Ybbs, a resting girl with a water container;
and March, a female figure leaning to a relief depicting a battle between the Romans and Markomannen.
I also found out that these old weathered statues on the fountain were bronze replicas. The figures were made of lead, deteriorated and had to be replaced in 1873. The originals can now be found in the Lower Belvedere’s Marble Hall.