Statues - Hither & Thither

Slovenia
Višnja Gora
(Občina Ivančna Gorica)
Osrednjeslovenska

Mestni trg

Valvazorjev vodnjak

Valvasor Fountain

Janez Vajkard Valvasor - Johann Weikhard von Valvasor
Ljubljana 1641 - Krško 1693
natural historian, pioneer of study of karst phenomena, author of a work on Carniola, Die Ehre deß Herzogthums Crain (1689)
(Wikipedia)

Dvor Foundry
1872

Višnja Gora /  Valvazorjev vodnjak   Višnja Gora /  Valvazorjev vodnjak

Description

Cast iron pump/fountain with a small statue of Valvasor on top of a column. Valvasor is standing with a document in his right hand and his left hand resting on a helmet lying on a pile of books, on a block with the date 1872.

This fountain is depicted on sevel Slovenian phonecards

Višnja Gora - Valvazorjev vodnjak

Tags

Location N 45°57'15" E 14°44'38"

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