Kačacia fontána / Duck fountain.

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Fountain by Robert Kühmayer, 1914. "Sculpting creation of the Bratislana native R. Kühmayer (1883 – 1972) was connected mainly with the cultural environment of Bratislava, even though in 1945 he emigrated to Vienna. Kühmayer created some monumental artworks. To the most famous ones belongs the Ducks’ fountain from the year 1914 on the Šafárikovo Square and the sculpture of Piešťany’s Crutch-breaker from the year 1933."

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SK: V strede parcíka na Šafárikovom námestí sa trocha stráca bronzová Kacacia fontána. Vyhotovil ju v roku 1914 Róbert KÜHMAYER a patrí medzi najkrajšie fontány v Bratislave. Tvorca siahol po námete zo starej bratislavskej povesti, ktorá rozpráva smutný príbeh o chlapcoch pasúcich kacice na brehu Dunaja, kde sídlil vodník. Vodník sa s detmi spriatelil a nechali ich nazriet do svojho vodného královstva. Dovolil im však nazriet len raz. Ich zvedavost však bola silnejšia ako slub a preto sa vydali pod hladinu Dunaja ešte raz. Trúfalost chlapcov vodník potrestal a zmenil ich aj s kacicami na kamen. Takto ich zachytáva aj súsošie Kühmayerovej fontány. EN: On the Safarik square in the middle of square park is thinly risen a bronze Duck Fountain. The fountain seems little bit hidden, lost and invisible on the square. It is a pity, because the Ducks fountain is one of the most beautiful fountain in Bratislava . It was erected by sculptor Robert Kuhmayer in the 1914. The theme of the fountain is based on an ancient Bratislavas legend which is telling sad story about shepherd boys turned to the stone. Shepherd boys used to tend ducks on shore of the river Danube , where the merman lived. Boys made friendship with the merman. One day the merman let boys to see his merman kingdom, but the merman said that they are allowed to see it just once. The merman told them, if their agreement will be broken terrible curse appear. Boys swore never step into the kingdom again. But their curiousness was so strong. One day when the merman was not there boys entered to the merman kingdom again and curse was accomplished. Boys and their ducks turned to the stoned that moment. And the water in the fountain is whispering this story….listen…

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Comments (4)

Bajguz Igor on May 15, 2012

Прелестное место и замечательный фонтанчик! Очень красивое фото, Наталья! Нравится.

bonavista - NO VIEWS on May 15, 2012

Очень приятное местечко,эдакое "задушевное".

Lesna_T on May 16, 2012

Спасибо, Игорь и Андрей! Не знаю, как насчет спокойствия - рядом университет. Но в этот вечер было спокойно!

khoi tranduc on June 6, 2012

Very nice photo! Like!

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  • Uploaded on May 13, 2012
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    by Lesna_T
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D40
    • Taken on 2012/04/26 20:17:07
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO560
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
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