Neptune Fountain, Vienna

At the foot of Schonbrunn Hill, behind Schonbrunn Palace is the grand Neptune Fountain. A very impressive fountain, this huge white marble fountain stands between Gloriette and the Palace.



In the centre of the group of statues stands Neptune in a shell shaped chariot, his trident in his hand. To his left is a nymph and to his right kneels the sea goddess Thetis. She is shown entreating Neptune to favor the voyage of her son Achilles, who has set off to conquer Troy. At the foot of the fountain on either side are the Tritons, half man, half fish who belong to Neptune’s entourage. They are seen restraining the hippocampi or sea horses which draw Neptune’s chariot across the seas.



There are paths leading up the hill, and from this height one gets great captures of the marble statues. The climate was most friendly that day and the statues against the bright blue sky with scattered white puffs looked most majestic.

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34 Responses

  1. Carver says:

    That's a wonderful fountain and beautiful sky behind it.

  2. absolutely amazing that someone made that with their own hands!

  3. Cloudia says:

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  4. Sylvia K says:

    What an incredible fountain! And gorgeous skies for a backdrop! You do get the most awesome captures, Indrani! Love these! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

  5. the europeans really know how to build them fountains, no?

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  6. lotusleaf says:

    An ornate fountain, and a beautiful blue sky!

  7. Kim, USA says:

    Looks like it's a huge fountain. Great blue sky too.

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  8. Karen says:

    That's one heck of a fountain! It's beautiful, thanks for sharing.

  9. Great shots of beautiful places.

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  10. Carletta says:

    So wonderful to see such an historic statue.
    You have captured the details beautifully!

  11. Krishna says:

    beautiful fountain…

  12. Joyful says:

    Impressive fountain and lovely sky.

  13. George says:

    These are marvelous pictures of the fountain — and the sky.

  14. Ebie says:

    Sculptures and fountains hand in hand in beauty!

  15. slim says:

    The sky was very similar to this when I visited Neptune a few years ago. It makes for a beautiful background and you captured it well.

  16. ladyfi says:

    Wow – gorgeous statues against that lovely sky!

  17. Rajesh says:

    Beautiful fountains.

  18. Sridharan says:

    Beautiful indeed.. Very well captured..!

  19. Reader Wil says:

    These sculptures are very beautifully made and yet I prefer a more modest simple style of art. This is too much for my taste.
    Thank you for showing.

  20. Jidhu Jose says:

    awesome shots
    happy SWF

  21. Leovi says:

    Beautiful photos. I love these sculptures in the fountain! Hope you Have a wonderful weekend!

  22. Romina says:

    How I love the sculptures and it's fountain. Such an impressive photos you have.

  23. Bikramjit says:

    Oh my beautiful place .. and such lovely pictures ..
    Thanks for sharing

    Bikram's

  24. Ash says:

    Amazing fountain!

  25. anemonen says:

    Wonderful photos and sky. I love the Roman mythology.

  26. Gary says:

    Beautiful fountain, beautiful photos!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  27. kanak7 says:

    What an impressive fountain! Loved seeing t5he details on the sculptures. Lovely background too!

  28. Ornate and gorgeous.

  29. Spiderdama says:

    Great sculptures and with lot of nice details. You also have a blue sky.

  30. chubskulit says:

    Beautifully captured!

    My Skywatch, have a nice weekend!

  31. What a gorgeous fountain. Neptune cuts quite the figure!

  32. Linnea says:

    You really captured these majestic artworks beautifully against those blue skies!

  33. Fablous!! The last shot is simply fantastic, Wow what a fountain

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