"Bronze figures in the City Center" Street Art - Statues - Sculptures Tip by Airpunk

  Schöne Naci
by Airpunk
 
  • Schöne Naci - Bratislava
      Schöne Naci
    by Airpunk
  • Papparazzi (or Papparazzo) - Bratislava
      Papparazzi (or Papparazzo)
    by Airpunk
  • Cumil - Bratislava
      Cumil
    by Airpunk
  • Napoleonic Soldier - Bratislava
      Napoleonic Soldier
    by Airpunk
 

Four lovely bronze figures are placed in the city center of Bratislava. The figures for themselfes are not really special, but you won?t avoid to find a certain sympathy for them. Indeed, they somehow seems to brighten up even the darkest day in Bratislava. The figures are:

Cumil ? an underground sewage worker peeking out of a hole in the ground. Bad rumours say that Cumil looks under womens?s skirts. He is found at the corner of Panská and Rybarska Brána. Cumil means ?gazer? in slovak. Also, watch out for Cumil's own traffic sign standing next to him.

Paparazzi ? Somehow people don?t understand that a single one is called Paparazzo. But still this figure and the café it stands next to is called ?Paparazzi?. Both are found at Laurinska ulica.

Napoleonic Soldier ? There?s a legend that this soldier of the napoleonic army (which went through Bratislava on its european conquest) fell in love with a local girl and stayed in Bratislava and became a producer of sparkling wine. He was named Hubert, which is also the name of this figure as well as Slovakia?s most popular brand of sparkling wine.

Schöne Naci (Pekný Náci Ignác) ? he is the odd man out among the figures. He is not from the same series, has a silver-coloured coat and is the only one made of a real existing person. ?Handsome Ignac? was some kind of local celebrity. He lost his fortune during WWII, but he didn?t lose his face. Ignac Lamár, so his real name, continued to be a well-dressed gentleman, despite of being poor. He spent his days on the streets of Bratislava, being supported by local people and always greeting women in his gentle and charming way. He?s still doing it (although in a quite static way?) at Rybarska Brána.

Directions: All figures are in the pedestrian zone, within short walking distance. Schöne Naci, Paparazzi and Cumil are even only a stonethrow away from each other.

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  • Written Jun 25, 2008
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