The Roman Ruin, a fountain in the Schönbrunn Castle Gardens

Roman Ruin photographed with a DSLR in 2013

Roman Ruin photographed with a DSLR in 2013

Almost everyone believes that this is some kind of old and decayed fountain. "Old" is actually true. This fountain was built around 1778 during the time when Maria Theresia ruled the Austro Hungarian Empire.

But the fountain is not decayed. It was built this way and modeled after the ancient Vespasian and Titus temple in Rome. The look of the temple was recorded using a kind of engraving.

Roman Ruin shot on iPhone XS in 2019

Roman Ruin shot on iPhone XS in 2019

The two figures in the middle of the fountain are the river gods Danube and Enns, two major rivers in Austria. The Danube is the second longest river in Europe that flows through 10 countries. The Enns is a southern tributary of the Danube.

The first photo belongs to one of the last series of shots I did with a DSLR while the second one is a photo I took in 2019 using an iPhone XS.