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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.”

Statue of lovers in San Diego (USA)

Statue of lovers in San Diego (USA)

The author reproduced the plot of the photograph of the Second World War, in which the lovers, the sailor and the nurse, after a long separation, finally met on August 14, 1945 in Times Square.

In modern society, the touch of the lips has become a social formality or part and prelude to other actions. People have already forgotten the pleasure associated with a kiss for the sake of the kiss itself.

The holiday arose in Great Britain at the end of the XIX century. And at the end of the 20th century, the UN gave the Kiss Day the status of an international holiday.
Noteworthy, catching a cold through a kiss is more difficult than from a handshake. Interestingly, in some countries there isn’t even such a custom – to kiss. In particular, Papuans, Balinese, and Eskimos express emotions by touching their noses. Meanwhile, in Africa there is a belief that through a kiss there is a threat to breathe in the soul of another person. Therefore, it is forbidden for some peoples.
By the way, at a kiss pulse and palpitation increase almost in two times.

Still, I want to remind you that the kiss awakened the Sleeping Princess and turned the frog into Vasilisa the Beautiful. A fairy tale is a lie, but there is a hint in it, a lesson to good fellows ..

World Kiss Day inspired monuments

Kissing crows monument in St. Petersburg

Kissing crows monument in St. Petersburg

Andorra la Vella, Andorra. Monument to kissing lovers

Andorra la Vella, Andorra. Monument to kissing lovers

Autumn love

Autumn love

Bruges, Belgium. Monument to kissing lovers

Bruges, Belgium. Monument to kissing lovers

First date, monument in Novosibirsk

First date, monument in Novosibirsk

France. Monument to kissing lovers

France. Monument to kissing lovers

Giant construction of 'Ali and Nino' in Batumi. Moving, the figures approach each other, as if kissing, and then again diverge. They change the position every 10 minutes

Giant construction of ‘Ali and Nino’ in Batumi. Moving, the figures approach each other, as if kissing, and then again diverge. They change the position every 10 minutes

In the Keukenhof flower park, the Netherlands. Monument to kissing lovers

In the Keukenhof flower park, the Netherlands. Monument to kissing lovers

Ireland. Monument to kissing lovers

Ireland. Monument to kissing lovers

Kharkov, Ukraine. Monument to kissing lovers

Kharkov, Ukraine. Monument to kissing lovers

Kremenchug, Russia, Monument to kissing lovers

Kremenchug, Russia, Monument to kissing lovers

Lima, Peru. Monument to kissing lovers

Lima, Peru. Monument to kissing lovers

Novosibirsk, Russia, Monument to kissing lovers

Novosibirsk, Russia, Monument to kissing lovers

Potseluev most, or the Bridge of kisses

Potseluev most, or the Bridge of kisses

Slovakia. Monument to kissing lovers

Slovakia. Monument to kissing lovers

South Korea. Monument to Kissing Lovers on the Island of Lovers

South Korea. Monument to Kissing Lovers on the Island of Lovers

Tartu, Estonia. Monument to kissing lovers

Tartu, Estonia. Monument to kissing lovers

Tbilisi, Georgia. Monument to kissing lovers

Tbilisi, Georgia. Monument to kissing lovers

Two huge kissing snails. Sculptor Filipp Rukavishnikov. Moscow

Two huge kissing snails. Sculptor Filipp Rukavishnikov. Moscow

Zarechny, Sverdlovsk Region, Russia. Monument to kissing lovers

Zarechny, Sverdlovsk Region, Russia. Monument to kissing lovers

Kissing dinosaurs from Eren-Hoto. Each of these dinosaurs, 34 meters in width and 19 in height, together to 80 meters

Dinosaurs from Eren-Hoto, China. Each of these dinosaurs, 34 meters in width and 19 in height, together to 80 meters

First kiss. Sterlitamak, Russia

First kiss. Sterlitamak, Russia

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