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Vienna’s New Fountain Cost Taxpayers $1.9 Million U.S. … And It’s A BIG YIKES (VIDEO)

Video of the unveiling has gone viral for all the wrong reasons.

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Vienna, Austria has a beautiful marble statue in tribute to the genius composer Mozart who lived his final 10 years there before his death at the early age of 35. The statue, built in 1896 and restored in 1956 after it was damaged one of the times Vienna was bombed in WWII.

That statue looks like this:

Fast forward a hundred and twenty-seven years and the city has chosen a completely different aesthetic.

Vienna decided that the best way to celebrate 150 years of the city’s spring water supply was to commemorate the moment with a fountain.

The fountain comprised of abstract figures was supposed to cost the city €2.1 million ($2.23 million U.S.) but came in under budget at €1.8 million ($1.9 million USD). (Perhaps there were some corners cut on who the artist was?)

On October 23, Michael Ludwig, Mayor of Vienna, and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen turned the water on to “unveil” the fountain.

“150 years ago, the water pipe brought the best quality drinking water to us from the Lower Austrian Alps. The day marks Vienna’s liberation from water shortages and epidemics such as cholera,” Ludwig posted in German on social media platform, X.

“The name of the anniversary fountain ‘WirWasser’ [‘WeWater’ in English] stands for the responsibility that society bears for water. The structurally very demanding fountain was built in just eight months,” wrote Ludwig.

Someone then posted the video of the official unveiling event with an appropriate musical accompaniment.

(SOUND UP)

This thing cost HOW MUCH???

Who was the artist, Hunter Biden?

Have you seen anything so ugly?

It just goes to show you that it isn’t just politicians in North America that treat taxpayers with disdain. It happens everywhere.

K. Walker

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker