Across the street from yesterday's pic of Hannover's Kreuzkirche tower (and the Marktkirche from City Center in the background of this pic) is The Sower fountain that stands on Leibnizufer, unveiled in 1916.
This fountain is the city's memorial to Johann Duve (last post) in gratitude for for all his good works. His family was a prosperous merchant family, of which he is the best-known member, renowned for his charity. Duve himself is portrayed on the shaft of the fountain.
When I took this pic in March of 2005, the fountain was not running.