Description of the Munchausen Monument in Khmelnitsky

Description of the Munchausen Monument in Khmelnitsky

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Baron Munchausen is known in our country for almost everyone. This name has already become common nouns. The Baron was a historical person and one who became a character in various short stories and novels in literature.

Therefore, it would be surprising that such a bright and eccentric person was not depicted in the form of a sculpture. This did not happen, as there are many monuments to the baron. But one of the very first is the baron in the city of Khmelnitsky, in Ukraine.

The monument was created back in 1970, when Ukraine was part of the USSR. Although at the moment the monument is no longer ours, many residents remember it. And the plot itself is very interesting.

The sculpture, as it is better to call this cultural structure, is a very unusual kind. The horse on which Baron Munchausen sits does not have a rear part of the body.

But this is no accident, because there is a story (one of many about this character) that once Munchausen tamed a horse, but his ass was cut off in battle. But at the same time, the animal did not die, which surprised the baron himself, who caught the horse with young mares in the meadow. Then the baron decided to sew the animal with threads from laurel.

Here is a story and found its reflection in the park culture. Now an interesting and funny sculpture adorns the city, the horse does not have half of the body on it, he drinks water that flows out from behind and this surprises the rider himself. That is, Baron Munchausen. It is noteworthy that the tank where the water is going is not just a reservoir, but part of the sculpture. According to the organizers, the children were supposed to bathe in it.

They wanted to transfer the sculpture many times, but difficulties arose. One of the reasons that water has become, because the monument needs water supply. At the moment, the cultural object requires serious restoration, the sculpture is destroyed.

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