Today I have a day off and we have another beautiful hot summer day in Germany. So I decided to go into town and show up at my LYS.
Here are some pictures which I made during my way.
The “Weberhaus” is the former guildhall of the weavers of Augsburg. It was first build in 1386 and rebuilded in 1913.
Look here for more information about the frescos and the history of the Weberhaus. (in german language).
Nearby the Weberhaus there is my beloved Mercury. Behind it you see a part of the Church of St. Maurice.
Mercury is on top of a fountain in the centre of our city. The statue has been modelled by Adriaen de Vries between 1596 and 1599 and made of bronze by Wolfgang Neidhardt.
The Fuggerdenkmal shows Hans Jakob Fugger, a member of the well-known merchant-family Fugger from Augsburg. He was born in 1516 and died 1575.
The Town hall
The “Perlachturm” was originally built as a watchtower in the 10th century. Nowadays it is part of an ensemble with our town hall and a landmark of our city.
On the place before the Town Hall you will find the “Augustusbrunnen” Augsburg has its name by this roman imperator. The Augustusbrunnen is one of the grandeur fountains in the city of Augsburg but you will find about 100 more. It was modelled by Hubert Gerhard between 1588 and 1594.
The statue of Augustus is about 2,5 m high and is made of bronze. It shows the imperator at the age of about 50 and he raises his right hand for the “adlocutio” the allocution to the soldiers.
Beneath the feet of Augustus there are these Hermas. They are symbolising opulence and prosperity.
Four statues are on the edge of the basin. They are symbolising the 4 rivers of Augsburg.
Lech is symbolising shipping, hunting, the woods and the abundance of fish. His attributes are pine cone, wolfskin and rudder.
Brunnenbach also points to fishing. His attributes are a garland of oak leaves, a net and a fish.
Singold symbolises gardening and gold-smithery. Her attributes are a little crown and a necklace. She has a horn of plenty in her left filled with fruits and a decorated jug in her right.
The Wertach with her garland of corn and her gear wheel is symbolising the peasantry, the cultivation of land, the mills and the hammer mills and pumping stations.
The 4 statues are also linked with the four seasons, the female for spring and summer, the male for autumn and winter.
Here is my way to a lovely little jewelry shop owned by a friend of mine.
Here is some of her outdoor decoration
And of her indoor decoration
Here is something new she is selling, handmade rings with felted wool as topping and it is sold in this glass. Sorry for the reflections.
Nearby her little shop is the Holbeinhaus, which is a museum. I have not seen the actual exhibition by now, but this is the entrance of the museum, showing an archway made out of wood.
And finally I have to have a refreshment at my preferred confectionary.