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Chris Breebaart Photography – finding stories

Pool Talk (Kreislauf des Geldes)

Germany, Aachen – November 2017

The theme for Weekly Lens Artists 125 is ‘you can pick it’.

Where fiction, art and reality meet. I googled for some more information about this fountain and found it on the site of the Aachen tourist service. It is called ‘Kreislauf des Geldes’ aka Money Cycle.

In this cycle money goes from hand to hand. The fountain was created in 1976 by Karl-Henning Seemann. The people shown symbolise avarice, greed, patronage and begging. Just like money, the water in the fountain flows all year round, since it is fed by the thermal springs. In the summer in particular, the fountain is a popular meeting point for Aacheners and visitors to the city, and for young and old looking to cool down in the flowing water. (source: Aachen Tourist service)

Shot with Nikon D500, edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a bigger version

11 Responses to “Pool Talk (Kreislauf des Geldes)”

  1. pattimoed

    I guess there’s an endless round of greed among humans? Is that what the artist is saying?? Intriguing statue. I like how people are interacting with it.

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    • Chris Breebaart

      I am not sure what his statement is. He shows that money goes round and what money does to someone: not having it, beg. Having too much: greed etc. The water is from a spa so it does not freeze over in Winter.

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