This is the “tobacco fountain” in Lorsch, Germany. Tobacco was cultivated in the area since the late 17th century; in 1949 2000 people worked in the tobacco industry (out of a population of 6000) but after the second world war it declined rapidly and the last factory closed in 1993. The fountain shows a worker threading tobacco leaves so they could be hung up to dry. Contrasting her busy work are a child and cat, both busy playing with marbles, while the modern day tourists in the background are busy relaxing.
This is for One Word Sunday, the word being – surprise! – busy. More contributions can be found here.