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.
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.
The firebird, a magical bird of light
The fisherman and the Golden fish
The fox and the bear with a lovely view of the Kremlin in the background.
Prince Ivan the Firebird, and the Gray Wolf
The Firebird and Princess Vasilisa