You know you’re German when …
you don’t answer the phone after 8.15 pm on Sundays: Tatort time!
Du weißt, dass du Deutsch bist, wenn …
du Sonntags nach 20.15 Uhr nicht mehr ans Telefon gehst: Tatort Zeit!
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Apollo and Daphne
Jakob Auer (ca. 1645 - 1706)
Vienna, before 1688
In his Metamorphoses, Ovid tells of the nymph Daphne, who eluded the desires of the sun god Apollo by turning herself into a laurel tree (Greek daphne, laurel).
The two-figure group depicts the beginning of this transformation. In travel reports from the Baroque period, this virtuoso piece of carving was already considered a major work of the Viennese imperial treasury.
September 22nd, 1994Happy 20th Anniversary, FRIENDS!
I didn’t… I didn’t set her straight. [x]