Two Thousand Years of History in Single Monument

We saw a wide variety of interesting monuments, fountains, and statues during our recent time in Europe. Of particular interest was a monument in Koblenz, Germany, that depicts 2000 years of the city’s history in a single fountain/monument called Historiensäule. Each ring of the monument depicts different eras of the city’s history and is quite fascinating. It is well worth walking around the fountain to see it from every angle as each offers its own perspective. For this week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Autumn – Metal, we decided to use a few photos of this interesting piece of art and history. We visited Koblenz in October of 2016, so the trees were in full autumn foliage all along the Rhine River and made for a perfect backdrop for many of the sights that we saw, including this unique monument made of metal. There is a plaque describing the different rings, included here, so that you can interpret the intent of the artist.

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Historiensäule Monument/Fountain
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Middle Centuries
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Towering Today
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Guide to the History
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Head-on View
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Close-up of the Fountain
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Another View

 

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