Monday, July 16, 2012
Our World - Greetings from Mozart
This is an old bronze statue of the world famous composer Mozart, standing majestically in the centre of the Mozartplatz in Salzburg. The Monument was sculpted by Ludwig Schwanthaler and unveiled in the presence of Mozart's two sons in 1842.
While weathered by years of exposure to acid rain and other pollutants, there's something appealing about a weathered statue. I find that modern memorials just don’t show the same emotion as these vintage figures. Clad in classical style clothing, this imposing statue attracts the attention of many passers-by, appreciating Mozart's great contributions to music.
I don't know too much about classical music but it's wonderful to know that his music still touches the hearts of many people and is treasured worldwide.
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Thank you :-)ReplyDelete
Mozart looks very regal standing there.
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A good series!ReplyDelete
I agree with you about the impact of looking at a weathered statue and about Mozarts music still touching the hearts of so many.ReplyDelete
I love the detail in his clothing, especially his coat. It is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
A fine piece of work!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.ReplyDelete
Wow! Lovely ~ Such a fantastic composer ~~ thanks, ^_^ ( A Creative Harbor)ReplyDelete
a modern statue likely wouldn't look so detailed or life-like.ReplyDelete
I agree with you about the older sculptures. They have so much more character than the newer ones.ReplyDelete
Wonderful sculptures, terrific captures for the day and a great post! I'm a Mozart fan and I love this!ReplyDelete
I love that statue of Mozart.ReplyDelete
I like Motsarts and practice his works with piano. It's difficult.ReplyDelete
Anyway Nice shots.
Lovely shots of a place I love.ReplyDelete
He doesn't look anything like in the movie Amadeus! (lol)ReplyDelete
I love Mozart's music! : )ReplyDelete