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Carsten T. Rees

In the Heath

Carsten T. Rees

Leda and the Swan

Old Inn “The Swan” in Horb, Neckar, Germany

31st of July 2013, 14:45 CEST

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© 2013 Carsten T. Rees, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

The statues of Leda and the Swan are located over the entrance of the old inn “The Swan” in Horb.

Leda was the wife of the Spartan king Tyndareus. But the head of the ancient Greek Pantheon, Zeus, was very much interested in humans – to be precise in female humans. He also was a fan of camouflage. So he approached quite a few objects of his desire in disguise. He seduced Leda in the guise of a swan - Leda wanted to protect the swan from a pursuing eagle. Since she lay with her husband the same night, it is not quite sure, who of her children, that hatched from eggs, is human or half divine: Helen (of Troy), Clytemnestra, Castor and Polydeuces (also called Pollux).

Location

Europe / Germany

Lat: 48° 26' 39.22" N
Long: 8° 41' 12.56" E

Elevation: 399 m

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Equipment

Canon EOS 5D MKII, Canon 15mm, Nodal Ninja R1, DXO, PTGui Pro, Photoshop, Pano2VR
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