In the Mirabell Gardens, a small set of stairs leads to the Zwerglgarten (Dwarf Garden). Here, a number of marble dwarf figures are on display. The original 28 “court dwarfs” were sculpted during the early 18th century and illustrated several professions common at the time, such as gardeners, manual laborers, and traders. Interestingly, entertainers are also present, including a ropewalker and a ball player. During Salzburg’s brief Bavarian period in the Napoleonic era, King Ludwig I had the dwarfs removed, as he found them repulsive. Only about half of the original statues have since been recovered. The statues are between 1.2 and 1.4m (3.9 and 4.6 feet) tall. Originally, the dwarfs stood where the present children’s play area is – visitors saw the statues only from above, and they therefore looked even smaller.
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Muse (34962) 2008-02-22 0:39
Un petit personnage très amusant et un commentaire intéressant.
Bien vu le BN!
ChrisJ (117197) 2008-02-22 1:01
Lol at the whimsical dwarf. Good contrast & sharpness, in this superb b&w image, with effective tight framing. Tfs!
Nicou (148400) 2008-02-22 1:21
bien belle statue, une belle attitude ce ce personnage, très belle image NB, beau boulot.
Bravo et amitiés
horatiuTT (4570) 2008-02-22 4:41
A very old classic look that I rarely see
at you.I really like the result.The focus and
the exposure are also very good in my opinion.Keep surprising us :D.Regards,
jlbrthnn (76039) 2008-02-22 7:30
Ce sont des nains de belle taille, c'est à dire grandeur nature. Ce jardin est original. Je n'aime pas beaucoup les nains que l'on voit sur les pelouses françaises, mais celui-ci, en noir et blanc est une vraie oeuvre d'art. Bravo.
UnTrained (0) 2008-02-22 7:53
very nice and well done in black&white. Just a good chance for a smile in the face of the viewer, thus happened to me. Good framing. I do not have one single in my garden.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Gustaw (21670) 2008-02-22 9:05
Wow! It is very interesting photo. I like yoyu idea. Very interesting and funy person. Good white and black photo.
Fis2 (103860) 2008-02-22 12:04
Curious figure. Good frame and light. Colours add savor of photo. Well done.
tigra (2968) 2008-02-22 15:58
Brr.. this ugly dwarf looks nice on your capture:)
Thanks for the useful note!
amaryllis (37039) 2008-02-23 4:40
un beau cadrage de ce petit bonhomme, de plus en NB, la position est assez amusante
une note interessante
bon week end
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2010-11-27 6:45
I was here last month ... the dwarfs were really interesting. I think this works in B&W.
Periko (6096) 2016-05-21 19:17
Aesthetic presentation with such DOF which highlights the statue against the background.
Good testimony of the clothes of those years.