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Hungarian monument to eternal love Jeno Bory castle

Located near Budapest in Székesfehérvár monument to eternal love Jeno Bory castle

Located near Budapest in Székesfehérvár monument to eternal love Jeno Bory castle

Hungarian monument to eternal love Jeno Bory castle
Located near Budapest in Székesfehérvár, this castle is the architectural embodiment of the love of Jeno Bory to the beautiful Ilona. Everything in the castle is dedicated to her. On the walls – the words of love, in the halls – portraits and sculptures of Ilona. Noteworthy, Ilona and Yeno have lived together for 50 years.
Hungarian architect and sculptor Jeno Bory (9 November 1879, Szekesfehervar – 20 December 1959, Szekesfehervar) promised his beloved wife to build a castle for her, in which their life together would resemble a fairy tale. And since Bory was an architect and sculptor, he kept his promis. In fact, for the construction of the castle, Bory spent almost 40 years.
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World Kiss Day inspired monuments

World Kiss Day inspired monuments

On the iconic painting by Gustav Klimt, Kiss monument in St. Petersburg. World Kiss Day inspired monuments

World Kiss Day inspired monuments

6 July! Philematologists, it is your day. Do you know what “Philematology” is? Philematology is the science of kissing. And on July 6, there is a celebration – World Kiss Day. The holiday dedicated to the touch of the lips to someone with the help of which one can express feelings. Various feelings – expressing children’s innocence, motherly love, passion of lovers, and strong friendship. Its purpose is to remind people of the simple joy that a kiss carries in itself.
Meanwhile, in the world there are monuments to the kiss. And two of them are in St. Petersburg. First, created by sculptor Antonina Fatkhullina to the 310th anniversary of St. Petersburg. A sculpture depicting two birds decorates the Finnish side street. Another sculpture “Kiss” decorates Elagin Island next to the Stables yard. This three-dimensional embodiment of the classics of painting in sculpture, performed by the sculptor Alexander Mikhailovich Taratinov, based on the picture of Gustav Klimt’s “Kiss.”
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Fabulous Frog Princess monuments reveal

Beautiful Frog Princess in Svetlogorsk. Fabulous Frog Princess monuments reveal

Beautiful girl sculpture in Svetlogorsk, Kaliningrad region, Russia. Sculptor Oleg Melekhov. Fabulous Frog Princess monuments reveal

Fabulous Frog Princess monuments reveal
Not far from Kaliningrad, in Svetlogorsk, directly in front of the railway station appeared the “Frog Princess”. Sculptor Oleg Melekhov approached the matter unconventionally, depicting her in the stage of turning from a frog into a girl. It is possible that at first she was a frog. But having caught the arrow, began to gradually turn into a woman, just such is an image of the Svetlogorsk Princess Frog. In this case, judging by the appearance of the girl, she has a clearly Extraterrestrial origin.
The residents of Svetlogorsk, however, fell in love with the monument. According to local belief, if you put your finger first to your lips, and then to the frog princess and make a wish, it will come true.
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Monuments to craftsmen all over the world

Monuments to craftsmen all over the world

Needlework and cats rule the world. Mytishchi, Moscow region. Monuments to craftsmen all over the world

Monuments to craftsmen all over the world
Have you ever seen a real craftsman working on his creation? Did you ever see a weaver? The most real needlewoman, sitting behind a peasant weaving mill? Perhaps recently, and only in the form of a sculpture or monument. Indeed, the soulful faces of craftsmen who create magnificent lace, knitting and sewing inspire sculptors and artists.
However, today all over the world there is a surge in various female needlework, despite the fact that everything can be bought in the store. And this is not accidental. Women, apparently, subconsciously feel that when they knit, sew, embroider, create, it comes in harmony with their feminine nature. There comes a natural state of meditation, abstraction from problems. Handicrafts better than anything help to cope with anxiety and internal stress and get out of stress.
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Dedicated to Family values monuments

Family values monuments

Saransk, Russia. Sculptor Grigory Filatov. Dedicated to Family values monuments

Family values monuments
In 2008, officially recognized as the family year, in many cities of Russia appeared monuments dedicated to the family. Among them was the monument to a happy large family in Saransk, the capital of the Republic of Mordovia. However, the locals gave it the name “Endangered species”, most likely because it hints at not created families and families in which there is only one child. By the way, scientists claim that for a full-scale quantitative and qualitative increase in the country’s population, there must be at least three children in the family.
The author of the sculptural composition was the famous sculptor Grigory Filatov. Meanwhile, you can find the monument next to the Temple of Fedor Ushakov, at the intersection of Soviet and Democratic streets.
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Geologists pioneers monuments in Russia

Geologists monument in Irkutsk, Geologists pioneers monuments in Russia

Opened September 28, 2012 in Irkutsk sculpture “Geologists.” Work by Sculptor Yevgenia Druzhina. Geologists pioneers monuments in Russia

Geologists pioneers monuments in Russia
September 28, 2012 in Irkutsk appeared a sculpture “Geologists.” It decorates the bank of the Angara River in the historical center of Irkutsk. Sculpture, devoted to the hard, but romantic and noble profession of the geologist, is a work of young sculptor from Krasnoyarsk, Yevgenia Druzhina. A native of Irkutsk, she embodied in the metal easily readable images of geologists.
Meanwhile, in the world, as it turns out, there are lots of sculptural images, obelisks, stelae, commemorative signs dedicated to the severe profession of a geologist. However, in Russia, they are few. In particular, in the Siberian and northern territories, such as Surgut, Urengoi, Nefteyugansk, etc.
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Russian Empress Elizabeth Petrovna monuments

Russian Empress Elizabeth Petrovna monuments

Work by sculptor G.V. Frangulyan. The city of Baltiysk. Russian Empress Elizabeth Petrovna monuments

Russian Empress Elizabeth Petrovna monuments

Built in 2004 monument to Elizabeth Petrovna of Russia is a part of Historical and cultural complex “Elizabeth Fort”. The work by sculptor G.V. Frangulyan depicts the Empress on horseback in the dress of the Colonel of the Life Guards of the Preobrazhensky Regiment. It as if meets all the ships entering the Kaliningrad Gulf. The height of the statue is 6.3 meters, the total height with the pedestal, made in the form of a fortification, is 14 meters. The weight of the statue is 12 tons. The idea belongs to the administration of the Kaliningrad region and the Ministry of Culture. Initially, it was planned to install it on the central square of Kaliningrad – in front of the cathedral. But the sculptor Georgy Frangulyan suggested the port city of Baltiysk (formerly Pillau), which stands at the break in the Baltic Spit. The sculptor justified this by the fact that the monument will have a symbolic meaning, like the Statue of Liberty in the USA: all ships coming to Russia and going to the Kaliningrad port, necessarily pass through this strait.
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