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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic7,112 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
The place where this statue was located seemed so strange to me. It was placed between the busy street and the blocks of flats. And in this urban gray a golden rider on a horse shined from afar. Rather, I would placed such a statue somewhere in a park or in a castle garden.
Written 8 July 2024
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy4,347 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Walking from old town Dresden over the Augustus bridge, you enter the new town (Dresden Neustadt). Just at the end of the bridge you see a monument with a gold equestrian statue of Augustus the Strong.
It's quite a garish monument!
Written 30 May 2023
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MWG12
Leonia, NJ254 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Large gold gilt statue of August the String on horseback. How high can you rate an equestrian statue? The area used to be very elegant as seen in past pictures but now sits at the end of what had been an East German grand boulevard. Nice walk across the bridge from the historic core. Lit up at night.
Written 11 July 2022
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David D
1,212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This statue is of Augustus the Strong, who was Elector of Saxony, but also King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He was a prolific fatherer of children, a distinguished patron of the arts, and possessed immense physical strength. However, as a ruler he often made disastrous decisions, particularly in starting the Great Northern War, which ultimately caused mayhem in the lands he intended to rule.
Written 11 July 2022
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waldorf53
Lytham St Anne's, UK1,390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Very impressively done and quite an image, usually I am not keen on gold but this does look great. A short walk over the river from the old town.
Written 1 May 2022
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Kingsley Flint
Cossonay, Switzerland186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is on the 9 tramway, and on the square, which is quite near the Canaletto view (Canaletto was eight years the court painter here) you can also see what appear to be typical DDR flats, making a fascinating juxtaposition
Written 20 February 2020
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marksw3960
London, UK1,569 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Imagine being in the dats of the Golden Rider. When horseback was the fastest mode of transport. When the Augustus Bridge was not a dirty, dusty bulding site and this rather impressive statue could be slowly approached across said bridge. Growing in stature with every step. every detail becoming more and more apparent.

Imagine the rider being able to view all around him. Stuck on the 'other' side of the river. Watching as the city rises and falls and rises again. Now in the middle of, what is now, a rather typical eastern European modernist square. In the midst of which Augustus still stands and still presides.
Written 4 December 2019
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Candace B
Bay City, TX85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The GOLDEN Statue was very impressive and could be seen from a great distance.

Would LOVE to know the name of the GOLD paint they used.
It looked GRAND as the sun shined on it.

It was near the ZWINGER.
Written 3 November 2019
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T0urist7
Warsaw, Poland1,409 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
August Mocny was an extremely interesting and colourful historical figure. In private life, he became famous for his interest in women. He allegedly had 300 illegitimate children. The number of lovers was so large that they could not be cataloged. Historians describing that his lovers can be divided into three categories. Augustus was a Saxon elector and Polish king elected in the elections. The statue shows August, heading east, towards the Kingdom of Poland. Made in 1736, it depicts a ruler in Roman armor. The inscription on the monument informs: Frederick August I. Prince of Saxony, elector and vicar of the Holy Roman Empire, King of Poland August II. It is August Mocny who owes Dresden to Baroque buildings and unique art collections.
Written 2 November 2019
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Martin_Ridgway
Greater London, UK229 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This stands at one end of the Augustus Bridge (the other side from the main buildings). But it doesn't face across the river - instead it faces down a posh(ish) shopping street. Strange.
But worth a look.
Written 11 October 2019
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