Just wanted to make sure my pictures qualify, so I redefined the challenge a tiny bit. Not a whole lot of animals prowling the streets of Munich and the flowers are slow to come. I guess trees would qualify,too, but we’ve done that topic already.
So here’s a lion – of sorts.
And a horse, with an interesting history.
Poking around town on my bike and enjoying the good weather, I stopped to photograph these two bronze sculptures that I have passed often but knew nothing about. At home I read up in Wikipedia: The “Rossebändiger” or “Horse Tamer” by Bernhard Bleeker, the smaller bronze figure (in the picture on the far side of the street), is located opposite the Technical University of Munich. The sculpture was badly damaged by bombs during the Second World War and the horse was then melted down. Only the single figure remained. The sculpture opposite him (in the photo on the nearer side of the street), by Prof. Hermann Hahn, is completely preserved. The bullet holes clearly visible in the sculpture remind of the wounds of the Second World War as “wounds of remembrance”.