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Headlam, Cecil. The story of Nuremberg - Page 273. 1899. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 16, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/1669/show/1637.

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Headlam, Cecil. (1899). The story of Nuremberg - Page 273. Exotic Impressions, Views of Foreign Lands. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/1669/show/1637

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Title The story of Nuremberg
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Headlam, Cecil
Contributor (Local)
  • James, H. M.
Publisher J. M. Dent & Co.
Date 1899
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • History
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Nuremberg, Germany
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  • books
  • plates (illustrations)
  • illustrations (layout features)
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 303 pages; 18 cm
Original Item Location DD901.N93 H4 1899
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b1684865~S11
Digital Collection Exotic Impressions: Views of Foreign Lands
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic
Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/william-r-jenkins-architecture-art-library
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Transcript wm The Houses, Wells and Bridges The Beautiful Fountain is a niched and tabernacled monument of stone, over 60 feet high, tapering at intervals to a pinnacle. The niches in the pillars of the lower compartment contain statues of the seven Electors and of nine heroes, the Christian Charlemagne, Godfrey of Bouillon and Cloris, the Jewish Judas Maccabaeus, Joshua and David, and the Pagan Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great and Hector. Above, in the second division, are Moses and the seven Prophets. The water of this well has the reputation of being remarkably good. Formerly, even more than at present, the Beautiful Fountain was the very centre of Nuremberg life. At the well, as in the days of Abraham, lovers met and the gossips talked, waiting their turn to fill their long, copper pitchers. To-day, too, the Beautiful Fountain is a household word, and parents explain to their too inquisitive children, when they ask how their new baby brother arrived—" Es ist ein Geschenk von dem Schonen Brunnen ! " Of the other fountains we may enumerate the " Gansemannchen " in the Obstmarkt and the dainty well in the Town Hall courtyard by Pankraz Laben- wolf (1553). The son-in-law of Labenwolf, Benedict Wurzelbauer designed the Tugend Brunnen, or Virtue Fountain, which stands at the north-west corner of the St. Lorenzkirche. This was in 1 589 when German art was already becoming decadent and mannered. Then in 1687, to celebrate the victory over the Turks at Siklos the " Wasserspeier " was erected in the Max- platz. It was copied by Bromig from Bernini's original at Rome. Lastly in the Plarrer, opposite the Spittler Thor, is the " Kunstbrunnen "—which commemorates the opening of the first railway in Germany, ween Nuremberg and Fiirth. The bridges, of which over a dozen span the Pegnitz in its course through the town, must once have added « 273