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Yekaterinburg Railway bronze monument Passengers

Yekaterinburg Railway bronze monument Passengers

Yekaterinburg Railway bronze monument Passengers. Sculptors Yuri Krylov and Alexandr Kokoteyev. Photo by Veronika Zubareva

Yekaterinburg Railway bronze monument Passengers

The unusual bronze sculptural composition Passengers appeared right in front of the Museum of Railway Station in the city of Yekaterinburg. It is a building of the old station, that was in use until 2003. Later, it was reconstructed into a museum of railway history of the Urals. Bronze group of passengers is set right at the entrance of the museum building. The passengers represent a family of father, mother and little child standing in the middle. It is evident that they are late for the train. Mom pulls a child, and the man carries all the baggage. Moreover, the funny detail – he looks at another character of the story – a young woman lying on her suitcase and resting. The entire sculpture is so realistic that they seem about to come to life and the family, under the leadership of mother, will go down the street.

the funny detail - he looks at another character of the story - a young woman lying on her suitcase and resting

the funny detail – he looks at another character of the story – a young woman lying on her suitcase and resting

In addition, on the square in front of the museum, located some more unusual and interesting monuments. For instance, “The head of train station”, or “The Conductor”, who carries tea cups to passengers. And still, the unique sculptural composition of passengers stands out among these sculptures. They, like the rest of the heroes of railway history is the work of talented sculptors Yuri Krylov and Alexandr Kokoteyev.

Yekaterinburg Railway bronze monument Passengers

Fragment of sculptural composition 'Passengers'. Yekaterinburg. Russia. Photo Veronika Zubareva

Fragment of sculptural composition ‘Passengers’. Yekaterinburg. Russia. Photo Veronika Zubareva

The monument to passengers appeared right in front of the railway station in Yekaterinburg

The monument to passengers appeared right in front of the railway station in Yekaterinburg

The Conductor

The Conductor, monument in Yekaterinburg

The head of train station

The head of train station. Museum of Railway history of Urals

Woman railway worker

Woman railway worker