Saturday, September 19, 2015

German Fountain, Istanbul

The German Fountain, in Istanbul, is a monument dedicated to the second visit of the Prussian King and German Emperor Wilhelm II in 1898. The monument, which was presented in the name of the Turkish-German friendship, extending its function of being a fountain with its political meaning and content, is today mostly known for its monumental value. The German Fountain is a significant monument whit its non-figurative ornament, unique scheme in terms of fountain typology, political and memorial content and monumental quality. It is located in the area where the hippodrome existed, during the Byzantine epoch.  

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