Ganymede Statue in Zurich

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One of Zürich’s best known statues is located at Bürkliplatz (see separate entry) and is of Ganymede, the handsome youth who, in Greek mythology, was captured by an eagle sent by Zeus to bring him to Mount Olympus. The statue is the work of Swiss sculptor Hermann Hubacher (1885-1976) and dates from 1952; it is positioned in such a way that the background peaks could well be the home of the Gods. The treatment of the myth is unusual, in that it does not depict the kidnapping, but Ganymede pleading with the eagle (Zeus) to take him aloft. P.S (Someone put a padlock in the eagles mouth)

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Comments (11)

poludziber on May 29, 2013

bellissima composizione, like+fav......ciao, Flavio

Faysal Bin Darul on May 29, 2013

Nice high Definition color snap.. LIKE.

Many many greetings for you from Bangladesh.

Have fun in photography.

Senad Džinić (Džine) on May 31, 2013

Thank You Flavio & Faysal ..Best regards, Džine

tu.andy on June 4, 2013

Beautiful shot. YSL 2/3. Greetings, andy

Senad Džinić (Džine) on June 5, 2013

Thank You andy ..Best regards, Džine

makis-GREECE ® on June 5, 2013

Great picture!

Like and favorite!

Makis

Senad Džinić (Džine) on June 7, 2013

Thank You Makis ..Best wishes, Džine

Ferlancor on June 11, 2013

Hi my friend Dzine Excellent shot; fantastic satue;very nice picture.

Like 5.

Greetings from Spain.

Fernando.

Senad Džinić (Džine) on June 11, 2013

Thank You my friend Fernando ..Best wishes, Džine

Giannino Lux on July 29, 2013

beautiful sculpture - L I K E - greetings from ROME - Gianni

Senad Džinić (Džine) on August 8, 2013

Thank You Gianni ..Best regards, Džine

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