Johann Wilhelm Rides a Horse

Johann Wilhelm Rides a Horse

I didn't have much information about yesterday's photograph and I don't have a lot of information about today's subject either. So it goes.

This is a statue of Johann Wilhelm which sits in the old part, Altstadt, of Düsseldorf. He was born into Palatine royalty, married into Austrian royalty and then, when that wife died, he married into the Medici family. Sounds rough.

The city grew prosperous under his power and that seems to have been enough to put his statue on display next to the town hall. He had some nice buildings built and collected many Rubens paintings but, other than that, did nothing else of note. Those good times when he was ruling probably looked even better when compared to the crappy times that came after. The new guy moved the royal court to Bavaria and after that Napoleon treated the city fairly badly but Napoleon treated everyone fairly badly.

So, if you go there, you can sit in what some call the longest bar in the world - a street just around the corner from this statue - drinking some of the good Altbier that Düsseldorf is famous for, and contemplate what your statue would look like hundreds of years after your death.

If you had been born into royalty.

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Camera: NIKON D90
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Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/800 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 200


Taken: 2011-06-18 15:13:36
Posted: 2013-01-31 | 19:02





Johann Wilhelm Rides a Horse

Johann Wilhelm Rides a Horse

I didn't have much information about yesterday's photograph and I don't have a lot of information about today's subject either. So it goes.

This is a statue of Johann Wilhelm which sits in the old part, Altstadt, of Düsseldorf. He was born into Palatine royalty, married into Austrian royalty and then, when that wife died, he married into the Medici family. Sounds rough.

The city grew prosperous under his power and that seems to have been enough to put his statue on display next to the town hall. He had some nice buildings built and collected many Rubens paintings but, other than that, did nothing else of note. Those good times when he was ruling probably looked even better when compared to the crappy times that came after. The new guy moved the royal court to Bavaria and after that Napoleon treated the city fairly badly but Napoleon treated everyone fairly badly.

So, if you go there, you can sit in what some call the longest bar in the world - a street just around the corner from this statue - drinking some of the good Altbier that Düsseldorf is famous for, and contemplate what your statue would look like hundreds of years after your death.

If you had been born into royalty.

Show this photo on a map ✈

EXIF

Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/800 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 200


Taken: 2011-06-18 15:13:36
Posted: 2013-01-31 | 19:02


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