Ehekarussel Brunnen, Nürnberg

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    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Jul 8, 2011

    This huge sculptural fountain in the pedestrian centre of Nürnberg is an artist`s vision of the poem "bittersweet married life" by medieval poet Hans Sachs, built between 1977-81, with the main intention to hide an ungainly underground entrance. It adresses the stages of married life, like courtship, family building, conflict & loss of mutual attraction, and death.

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    by Airpunk Written Dec 20, 2007

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    This fountain is newer than it appears, being designed in 1984. The name of the fountain can be translate by marriage carousel fountain (or for a silly worldplay: marriage merry-go-round fountain) and was inspired by a poem of renaissance poet Hans Sachs. It is about several negative aspects of marriage and so the fountain shows figures like chained women or strungled birds.

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