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Monday, October 24, 2011

Our World - Heroes of Russian folk-tales

I came across a long stretch of fountains along the streets of Manege Square during my visit to Moscow. These fountains depict sculptures of Russian fairy-tale characters as sculpted by Zurab Tsereteli.

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Like any other fountains found across Europe, the fountains are kept completely dry during winter months as water in the fountains turns into ice and could cause cracks and damage to the sculptures.

Each sculpture is totally intriguing and I love how the fountains are complemented by the brightly coloured mosaic tiles. Here are some sculptures inspired from the fairytale of Russian fabulist Ivan Krylov.

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The firebird, a magical bird of light


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The fisherman and the Golden fish


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The fox and the bear with a lovely view of the Kremlin in the background.


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Prince Ivan the Firebird, and the Gray Wolf


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The Firebird and Princess Vasilisa

Our World

16 comments:

  1. Very nice place, Life Ramblings! These sculptures haven't been there in the '90s, when I was several times in Moscow.

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  2. What an interesting collection of statues - the last one with the firebird is stunning and those mosaics are so colourful!

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  3. I can imagine with the water the fishes at the bottom would be alive and kicking. Nice pixz, love the fisherman and the Golden fish.

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  4. Very nice statues and beautiful pictures!!!
    Thanks for the nice series!
    many greetings

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  5. Bonza photos, i especially like the mosaic tiles of various sea creatures below each statue :-).

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  6. the europeans knew how to build those statues. they're great at it.

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  7. Great post, I love all the statues! Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

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  8. These are fantastic! I do love the colorful mosaics and the animal statues are so beautiful! Terrific captures and a great post for the day! Hope you enjoy a lovely week ahead!

    Sylvia

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  9. These fountains are so pretty and wow at the work that went into those mosaic tiles....thanks for sharing :)
    Queenie

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  10. These fountains are amazing. It would be wonderful to see them in summer when the water is flowing.

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  11. What lovely shots of the magical sculptures! Those mosaic tiles are very pretty.

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  12. Wonderful, I love those precious photos, a very interesting journey.

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  13. i love the first and second picture. it looks so gloomy yet potrays a really beautiful scene.

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