Pinsteps. The Thunder Fountain in the center of the New Market
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The Thunder Fountain in the center of the New Market was initially conceived and named the Providentia Fountain. However, for the city's residents, it was simpler and more understandable to refer to it by the name of its creator - Georg Raphael Donner. Thus, the name "Donnerbrunnen" became established. Similarly, the name "New Market" did not immediately stick. This square was initially referred to as the Flour Market. Under the rule of Maria Theresa, the nudity of the characters was considered offensive. At the initiative of the Commission for Chastity, they were removed in 1773, and the sculptor Johann Martin Fischer was authorized to melt them down. However, the sculptures were preserved, and in 1801, recognizing their high artistic value, they were returned to their original location. Yet, in 1873, the originals were replaced with bronze copies, while the authentic sculptures now adorn the center of the Baroque section of the Belvedere Gallery.

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From Stephansplatz to the Albertina and its surroundings. Vienna, September 25, 2018.

From Stephansplatz, we meandered through the time-worn cobbles of Karntrashtrasse, arriving at the venerable Albertina Gallery. There, a unique Monet exhibition unfolded before our eyes, uniting his masterpieces from global museums. This collection showcased the same locales captured at varying seasons and times, revealing Monet's genius in a new light. Our stroll culminated at the old market square, where we were delighted by a humorous tale reminiscent of Mark Twain's wit.

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