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Bachelor bronze monument

Bachelor bronze monument

Bachelor bronze monument in Saratov. Sculptor Nikolay Bunin

Bachelor bronze monument – the original sculpture, commemorating the collective image of the idle character. The monument was erected in the center of the Russian city of Saratov. This unusual statue of Saratov artist Nikolay Bunin established in August 2009. The bronze sculpture depicts a young man in a pensive pose, clutching a bouquet of flowers. Since the advent of the monument it has become a real tourist attraction and a favorite of the city: next to the romantic handsome couples appoint dates, tirelessly photograph, and rare people pass by without patting bachelor’s arm. The monument is dedicated to all single men. In fact there is an urban legend associated with this monument: girls, pictured arm-in-arm with a bronze statue of bachelor – will soon get married.

Bachelor bronze monument in Saratov. Sculptor Nikolay Bunin

Bachelor bronze monument in Saratov. Sculptor Nikolay Bunin

Every 15 minutes, the clock performs a fragment of the famous song “There are so many bachelors, but I love a married one”, which became the anthem of Saratov. The song was written by composer Kirill Molchanov and poet Nikolai Dorizo for a great movie of 1957 “It Happened in Penkovo”. Many believe that it is a Russian national, a festive, yard song, which means that the song was a masterpiece.

Photo by Elena Danchenko

Photo by Elena Danchenko

Bachelor bronze monument

They say, girls, pictured arm-in-arm with a bronze statue of bachelor – will soon become brides. That’s why the monument has become especially popular among girls.

Monument bride in Nikolaev, Ukraine

Monument bride in Nikolaev, Ukraine

Whom is the single Saratov man, the eternal bachelor waiting under the clock? Nobody knows exactly, maybe this girl? Monument to the bride in the Ukrainian city of Nikolayev. I wish monuments could meet. At least one bronze couple is happy now, having met in the Vrubel square of the Siberian city of Omsk.

Sculptural composition Meeting:

Sculptural Composition 'Meeting' in Vrubel Square of the Siberian city of Omsk, Russia

Sculptural Composition ‘Meeting’ in Vrubel Square of the Siberian city of Omsk, Russia

The sculptural composition was opened on 24 September 2014. They say that the sculpture has a real love story of real people. Meanwhile, going to marry couples began to be photographed against the background of the sculpture. And people continue to speculate – who these man and woman are.

Sculptural Composition 'Meeting' in Vrubel Square of the Siberian city of Omsk, Russia

Sculptural Composition ‘Meeting’ in Vrubel Square of the Siberian city of Omsk, Russia

Sculptural Composition 'Meeting' in Vrubel Square of the Siberian city of Omsk, Russia. Sculptor Ilya Mishanin

Sculptural Composition ‘Meeting’ in Vrubel Square of the Siberian city of Omsk, Russia. Sculptor Ilya Mishanin

It happened in Penkovo

Movie poster “It happened in Penkovo”, 1957, USSR. Director Stanislav Rostotsky. Source: kinopoisk.ru

Every 15 minutes, the clock performs a fragment of the famous song “There are so many bachelors, but I love a married one”, from the movie of 1957 “It Happened in Penkovo”.