Mermen on Venus Fountain at Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn, Netherlands - Encircle Photos

4 Mermen on Venus Fountain at Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Water is a prominent feature in the Het Loo Palace gardens. There are reflecting pools, spouting architectural elements and several fountains. In the center of the Lower Garden is the Venus Fountain. How appropriate! She is the goddess of gardens and love and an obvious tribute to Queen Mary II. Below the statue’s feet are gilded mermen. The half-man, half-fish tritons are depicted blowing conch shells to calm the seas.

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Koninklijk Park 1, 7315 JA Apeldoorn, Netherlands

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