Early this month the fountain season started again – there are about 270 fountains in Berlin!!
So I went to one of my favorite fountains – the Wrangelbrunnen (Brunnen – fountain) named after the Prussian Field Marshal Friedrich von Wrangel and built by the sculptor Hugo Hagen – to take a few pictures.
The putti in the upper shell of this two-shell fountain symbolize the arts, science, trade and industry.
The statues in the lower shell are personifications of the rivers Rhein (Rhine), Weichsel (Vistula), Elbe and Oder, with Rhein being the only male personification in this group.
And I really love how the water turned the feet of the statues a beautiful verdigris green…
… which is taken up now by the trees and bushes surrounding a little lawn.
And the month of April also brought some lovely flowers, some of which I tried to sketch and paint whilst setting myself a time limit of only 15 minutes!
Quick painting is supposed to make you focus on the main parts of the subject you´re painting and concentrate on keeping it simple.
And some of the flowers I simply took a picture of, and plan to paint them too as soon as time allows. 😉
I planted these tulip bulbs in November and this month they showed up, welcoming Spring and bringing with them a riot of beautiful colors!
This month I also brought new stuff since I had to get a new pair of glasses…
I´m really not a big fan of getting new glasses and I´m still feeling a bit dizzy wearing these.
And the month of April brought even more new stuff!
A new dental night guard to safe my teeth from the destructing effects of grinding them at night…
I really hate biting into this pink stuff at the dentist´s, it always makes me gag and leaves me in terror that the dentist waits too long to remove it so that my teeth will be stuck in it forever or he simply rips them out of my gum!!
I know, I know, my friends also accuse me of overdramatizing this and of being a bit Stephen Kingish. 😉
Do you also need a night guard? And even more important: Do you share my panic??? 😉
And here are the guidelines for The Changing Season if you’re interested in participating:
The Changing Seasons Version One (photographic):
- Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery that you feel represent your month
- Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.
- Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them
The Changing Seasons Version Two (you choose the format):
- Each month, post a photo, recipe, painting, drawing, video, whatever that you feel says something about your month
- Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!
- Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so others can find them.
If you do a ping-back to Su´s original monthly post, she can update it with links to yours.
Hope you had a lovely April and wish you all an even better May! 🙂