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Pavlovo Lemon Monument in Nizhny Novgorod region

Pavlovo Lemon Monument

Made of metal Pavlovo Lemon Monument in Nizhny Novgorod region. Authors – teachers and students of the Pavlovo Art College

Pavlovo Lemon Monument

Pavlovo – an ancient city, known for its artisans and craftsmen of blacksmiths. Traditional occupations of people, and their exotic hobbies reflected in unusual monuments, classified as modern attractions. And one of the most famous ancient local entertainments has been indoor citrus growing. It is difficult to say when exactly these exotic overseas fruits appeared in the village, but today Pavlovian indoor lemon is known far beyond the city. In the summer of 2005, during the celebration of the Day on the market square, took place a solemn ceremony of opening the monument to Pavlovo. The sculpture is made of metal, with elements of forging. The authors of the monument – a team of teachers and students of the Pavlovo Art College.
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Ilya Oblomov sofa Philosophical Monument

Ilya Oblomov sofa Philosophical Monument

Ilya Oblomov sofa Philosophical Monument

Ilya Oblomov sofa Philosophical Monument

In Ulyanovsk (former Simbirsk) in the homeland of Ivan Goncharov, author of the novel “Oblomov” appeared monument to the sofa of the famous character of the novel Ilya Ilyich Oblomov. Opened in 2005 monument decorates the park near the street bearing the name of the writer. The author of the idea – a local historian Sergei Petrov. According to his vision of the sofa, it is a “philosophical” monument. The monument is made of advanced composite materials, so it is quite possible to sit on the sofa and speculate on philosophical topics. The local art museum prompted the image of the sofa, which resembles a coach of the first quarter of the 19th century, the era when Ivan Goncharov was born. The inscription on the philosophical couch reads: “Here I understand the poetry of laziness and will be faithful to it until death, if only need doesn’t force me to take up the crowbar and shovel. Ivan Goncharov. Simbirsk. 1849….” In addition, next to the bed are metal slippers. And on the couch – a plate “Mebelgrad” …
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Unique jewelry stone Simbirtsit Monument

Unique jewelry stone Simbirtsit Monument

Unique jewelry stone Simbirtsit Monument

Unique jewelry stone Simbirtsit Monument

The unique monument to the unique jewelry stone Simbirtsit was established in 2005. Simbirtsit – a kind of marble onyx. The name was given in honor of the city of Simbirsk (now Ulyanovsk). The first mention of Simbirsk calcite refers to 1765. Currently, the Ulyanovsk region is the only place in the world where there is this stone field. Its color is unique – it combines a range of colors from yellow to dark brown, and complete the picture blotches of pearl and shiny streaks. Products from simbirtsit, also known as the Volga amber, are symbols of prosperity, family well-being and happiness. In addition, the stone has the ability to restore peace of mind and balance.
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Do not cut the branch on which you sit Monument

'Do not cut the branch on which you sit, - recalls the eponymous monument in Yakutsk. English equivalent - Don't bite the hand that feeds you

‘Do not cut the branch on which you sit, – recalls the eponymous monument in Yakutsk. English equivalent – Don’t bite the hand that feeds you

Do not cut the branch on which you sit Monument

Installed in the northern Russian city monument, is in fact, the illustration of the popular wisdom “Do not cut the branch on which you sit”. And thus, one of the craziest ideas of sculptors embodied in the old Russian proverb. The monument decorates one of the main streets in Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha. The monument is a graceful tree that stretched out its branches in different directions. On one of the knots – an unknown man with a sad face. With a hacksaw in his hands, despite the well-known ending, a bronze hero is diligently doing his job. Funny monument attracts many tourists and collectors of unusual places. To the monument literally flood the guests of the city, thanks to its strategic location. Almost everyone tries to climb up next to the frozen figure and capture an outstanding moment. Although the city administration does not approve such actions, to drive away all comers is not always possible. Anyway, the plate next to the monument reminds politely not to touch the work of art.
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Time Machine Monument in Ufa

Time Machine Monument in Ufa

Time Machine Monument in Ufa

Time Machine Monument in Ufa

The unique sculptural composition “Time Machine” is in fact, a monument to the engine F-95SH for the Su-25. The monument decorates the Garden of Engine Builders in Ufa. The monument was created in honor of the 100th anniversary of the legendary director of the Ufa engine plant Mikhail Ferin (1907-1979). For the Ufa engine-builders Mikhail is a legendary man. The basis of the sculpture is a real engine P-95SH, placed on a pedestal in a metal frame, which is a huge cube. Besides, the glass doesn’t cover the engine, so the people visiting the monument can clearly see it from all sides. On the pedestal placed plates, explaining technical characteristics of the engine, and in two languages ​​- Russian and Bashkir.
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Edward Bellamy Bank Plastic Card monument

Edward Bellamy Bank Plastic Card monument. 5 August 2011 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Sculptor Sergey Belyaev

Edward Bellamy Bank Plastic Card monument. 5 August 2011 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Sculptor Sergey Belyaev

Edward Bellamy Bank Plastic Card monument was installed at the corner of Malyshev street and Bank lane, on 5 August 2011 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The monument depicts bronze brass relief in the form of a hand holding a card. In addition, on the card is engraved the name of its owner. More than that, it is a real person. American writer Edward Bellamy (March 26, 1850 – May 22, 1898), the author of his utopian novel “Looking Backward: 2000–1887” (published 1888). Thus, the monument immortalized the name of the person who was able to predict the emergence of “credit” cards. In fact, in his novel they functioned like modern debit cards.
The initiator of the monument – university-Bank, which in 2011 celebrated its 20th anniversary. And it was Yekaterinburg sculptor Sergey Belyaev who embodied the idea. The dimensions of the monument – about two meters high and a meter wide. According to the sculptor, the work on the sculpture took about one and a half weeks. First, it was a sketch of a hand holding a plastic card. Then, he made it from clay, and then cast monument in bronze.
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Mourning Black Birch Tree monument

Mourning Black Birch Tree monument

Mourning Black Birch Tree monument. Metal, forged. Sculptor Igor Savelyev. Olkhovka, Volgograd region, Russia

Mourning Black Birch Tree monument

The monument itself is very unusual, and unique – black birch, mournfully bowed its branches. It seems that the young tree suddenly froze, so realistic it is. The black birch stands out against the green trees … According to those who saw this realistic metal copy of birch tree, even its leaves and twigs tremble in the wind. In fact, it is a monument to countrymen killed in the military and service duties in peacetime. The birch forged from metal. This colossal work performed a talented local blacksmith Igor Savelyev. Each leaf, twig or earrings are striking in their naturalness. The monument is very soulful … And it is clear that not only made with great skill, but also with a large broad mind. Frozen birch has become another landmark of the town of Olkhovka of Volgograd region. The hyper realistic monument was erected on September 6, 2013. Photographer Vera Shevchenko.
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