Photographer's Note

This statue of a horse dominates the road junction outside the main train station in Heidelberg, this is an extract from the company that owns the building it stands outside of explaining what it is;

"Heidelberg celebrated its 150th anniversary in April 2000. To coincide with the anniversary, the company opened its Print Media Academy opposite the Central Station in Heidelberg.
Starting at the end of February, a large sculpture by Jürgen Goertz was created on the forecourt of the communications and knowledge center. It was delivered to the Print Media Academy in sections using special vehicles and then assembled on site over the weeks that followed.
This "S-Printing Horse" made of stainless steel and aluminum, which is 13 meters high, 15 meters long and weighs 90 tons, is the largest horse sculpture in the world.
Technical Data
Body and legs are made from solid aluminum plates with a thickness of 50 mm to 600 mm; Horse's head, neck and wings are made of cast aluminum, sanded, polished and partly gilded; Convex/concave discs on flanks are cast aluminum, sprayed with metallic mica varnish;
Rotating heads at the center of the discs are cast aluminum, partly sand-blasted, partly polished; Horse's eyes are made of plastic, illuminated from behind; Hoof-prints made from gray cast iron, patinad in rust-brown; The sculpture has no pedestal; the foundation is countersunk with two steel base-plates.
Period of construction: 1998 - 2000
Site: Forecourt of Print Media Academy, opposite Heidelberg Central Railway Station
Dimensions: Height: 13 m, Length: 15 m, Width: 4 m, Weight: 90 t"

When taking the time to look at it, you will notice that it has lights on different parts of it body that chance colour, it becomes more effective at night. This is the first of several shot that I will post on this subject.

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