Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Horse monument in Glurns





Horse monument "Rossbändiger" (horse tamer) in Glurns / Glorenza.

This monument is in front of the entrance facade of the power plant "Glurns". It is a "horse tamer", which has managed to defeat the mighty forces of nature and use them for his purposes. Therefore this symbolizes the man who uses the overwhelming hydropower for electricity generation with the technology.

13 comments:

Halcyon said...

Interesting monument - naked dude with horses.

Revrunner said...

I've noticed the "mighty forces of nature" sometimes have run amok lately where I live. :-)

orvokki said...

Really beautiful photos of this monument.

VP said...

I like the old-fashioned allegory of this beautiful monument, and even more its incredibly spectacular location!

Dina said...

Even before I got to your explanation I was thinking, wow, there is a lot of POWER in this statue.
It must be so nice to have hydropower, something my dry little country can only dream about.

Sharon Anck said...

That is a very powerful monument and perfect for it's location.

William Kendall said...

Quite a sculpture, Karl. The setting is amazing!

RedPat said...

Man taming nature - sometimes, Karl!

Marleen said...

I love the middle photo with the tiny church in the background.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A magnificent sculpture Karl and shown beautifully here with that awesome backdrop!

Taken For Granted said...

Powerful sculpture, but the first thing that comes to mind is not hydroelectric power.

Jack said...

That is a terrific statue, and a fine portrayal of man harnessing nature. I worked for an electric company and most of our artwork was showing off old turbines.

RobbyRoby said...

un bel monumento. Bellissima Glorenza. Ci sono appena stata. Sai ho fatto le vacanze a Tubre.

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