Thursday, August 24, 2017

Čumil


I took this photo while my daughter and I were shopping in Bratislava, Slovakia. The bronze sculpture is called Čumil which translates into "the watcher". Located at the junction of Laurinská and Panská Streets in the old town district, it is one of the most photographed statues in the city. It was installed in 1997 as part of an effort to spice up the look and feel of the area which was traditionally marked with drab Communist-era architecture and decoration. It is apparently up to the viewer to decide whether this guy is simply resting, heading down to clean the sewer, or just looking up women's skirts.

19 comments:

Marleen said...

This kind of street art is brilliant.

biebkriebels said...

This is a very funny sculpture, so original!

Kate said...

Well-crafted and imaginative. There's a bit of whimsy in there!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a cool sculpture and I like the name. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Tom said...

...something nice to stumble on!

Adam said...

probably the last one, looks like a creep

Sharon Anck said...

He does have a sort of silly grin on his face. Nice one.

Halcyon said...

A funny find!

William Kendall said...

Rather whimsical!

A Colorful World said...

It's fascinating! Such an interesting choice for a statue!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha! I like the options Lois 😀 I love actual 'street art' like this, very clever!

The Padre said...

I really like this perspective but I so dig the street art posting. Have a brilliant day and thank you.



Cheers

RedPat said...

I like this one a lot!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

i like whimsical and this definitely qualifies -- but I did rather wonder what exactly he was watching so had to laugh at the last sentence. No wonder he's the most photographed ... I'd certainly take one.

bill burke said...

What a great find, very creative and unique. I love it!

Revrunner said...

I remember very well being in Bratislava back in that "drab Communist-era". Hope the sewers are better now than they were then. :-)

chuckography said...

I chuckled as I watched people lean in to touch his hands, his face and his workman's helmet. I wondered how many passing dogs stopped as well! to mark their spot. Haha.

Karl Demetz said...

Oh, I like this sculpture, Lois !

Lowcarb team member said...

That's one cool sculpture.

All the best Jan