Thursday, June 23, 2011

Gefion Fountain

I am struck by the size of this monument and could not help but blog about it. This statue is showing oxen being driven by the legendary Norse goddess, Gefjun. I can't help but think of Portlandia when I look at this, so I guess it is an ode to my roots. This also makes me think about the noble nature of money these days. Today, you hear more about donations to college football programs as compared to bequests for art installations such as this.

Wikipedia describes this as a donation to the City from the Carlsberg family.

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