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109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Rosgartenmuseum Museum has a secluded and shady courtyard cafe, ideal for tea/coffee and cake away from the crowds. It is very good value, better than paying more on the waterfront.
Written 26 June 2023
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SophiaSeriouslyNow
Athens, Greece163 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I have had mixed feelings about theis statue. I thought it was ugly. However I was intrigued by the story behind. The sculptor was inspired by a story written by Honoré de Balzac, La belle Impéria, published in 1832–1837), where the beautiful Imperia is a Konstanz courtesan. During the Council of Constance, Imperia is the lover of "cardinals, dignitaries, and princes and turns out to be the secret ruler of the Council: "The highest as well as the boldest courted her, a hint from her could cost you your life and even relentless virtuous ones crawled on her glue and danced to her tune." Balzac takes aim at the double standards of the clergy of the Catholic Church.
Written 15 September 2022
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charlotte M
Stockholm, Sweden26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Imperia holds the king in one hand and the pope in the other. So I am told. But to me the pope looks like the devil. A coincidence?
I whish there was more information about the old history behind this rather young statue.
Written 19 February 2020
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Natalie Konutgan
Istanbul, Türkiye50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Although the statue is not huge, it commands the harbor with its turning and gives the feel of a modern colossal of Konstanz. Truly fascinating.
Written 3 October 2019
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Avidhiker
Newtown, CT268 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Peter Lenk does some really strange but interesting statues. This is right in Konstanz harbor and is certainly an eye catcher.
Written 27 September 2019
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Helmut S
Bangkok, Thailand1,830 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
The Imperia is a satirical allusion to the Council of Constance (1414-1418) when prostitution flourished. The statue is a sparsely dressed woman, a courtesan, holding two naked male figures, one with the papal tiara representing Pope Martin V. and the other one with an imperial crown representing the Emperor Sigismund, the two most powerful men of their time. The figure, created by the artist Peter Lenk, stands on a round table that rotates once on its own axis in four minutes. The Imperia was erected in 1993 and over time became a tourist attraction on Lake Constance.
It is strange that couples hang locks on the fence of the Imperia, a courtesan, certainly not known for eternal love.
Written 8 July 2019
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Mike C
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany424 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
When you read the history behind the statue, you can't help being impressed. The only drawback are the stupid locks that idiots seem to have to hang on every bridge, etc. they find.
Written 11 April 2019
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Cead1
Dublin, Ireland20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
A very impressive piece of moving art, with powerful symbolism to view looking out onto Lake Constance.
Written 10 April 2019
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italiauno2017
Cincinnati, OH102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
I had to do an Internet search to better understand the history of the statue since everything was in German.
Written 27 November 2018
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B T
London, UK1,216 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
You can walk along the pier to the Imperia statue at the end which rotates and looks a little ugly! You get nice views of the lake along the pier.
Written 14 August 2018
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