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Heidelberg Bridge Monkey

This is the Heidelberg Bridge Monkey (Heidelberger Brückenaffe), a bronze statue of a monkey installed next to the Old Bridge (Alte Brücke) in 1979, but the story of the Bridge Monkey dates back to the 15th century, when a stone statue of a monkey was located in the bridge tower. This monkey mocked the Bishops of the nearby city of Mainz and its mirror encouraged critical self-reflection. The statue disappeared in the Nine Years’ War. The new sculpture was made by German sculptor Gernot Rumpf.

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Make: SONY
Model: DSC-RX10M4
Software: PaintShop Pro 21,00
Exposure Time: 1/160 sec
F-Stop: f/4.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 125
Focal Length: 4794/100 mm
Date Taken: 2022-07-21 17:11
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 6066 k

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