Alte Oper Pediment Frieze in Frankfurt, Germany

If you look closely at the Alte Oper’s pediment you’ll discover two interesting features in addition to the beautiful Greek sculptures. The first is the coat of arms: when this building was originally built, the German Empire had adopted the single eagle from the Holy Roman Emperors. This continued until the end of WWI. More fascinating is the bronze quadriga with four panthers instead of the traditional horses.

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Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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