The main subject, the pot fountain is very under exposed. I would bet you used a light metering mode that averaged the light in the entire scene.
Human nature is such that our eyes go first to the bright portions of an image, in this photo the distant background. Painters figured this out many hundreds of years ago, and in the art world the concept has long been stated as 'light advances, dark receeds'. In photography today it's known as 'pop', the subjects pops from the background.