bremen town musicians in riga

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In the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale: “Town Musicians of Bremen“, the 4 animals (donkey, dog, cat and rooster) are standing on each other’s backs peering into a house of robbers feasting.

The statue, gifted to Riga by their sister city Bremen, has a political satirical connotation.

Wise Monkey Trivia: The 4 animals are standing on each other’s back but are looking through the “Iron Curtain”.Β 


As always, we welcome any comments or thoughts here


7 thoughts on “bremen town musicians in riga said:
    August 25, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Le and David, I remember this statue in Riga and loved it! Your photo is great. I hd forgotten the original story – thanks for the reminder. πŸ™‚ ~Terri

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 26, 2014 at 2:05 am

      Hi Terri – thank you for your comment! πŸ™‚ It is funny how some things slip our minds as time goes on. And it is only looking back on photos or other people’s photos – those memories come gushing back πŸ™‚

    CrazyChineseFamily said:
    August 19, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Yes, the stature is a “bit” differeren πŸ˜€

    Its been year that I saw the stature in Bremen but I do still rmember. )

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 20, 2014 at 2:48 am

      We need to go to Bremen to see the original πŸ™‚ Need to make another trip to Germany and spend more time there! Hope you have been well!

        CrazyChineseFamily said:
        August 20, 2014 at 6:32 pm

        Been fine, preperations are being done for moving to Germany (actually around 200ish km north of Bremen) and in 2 weeks we leave Finland πŸ™‚

    ifollowislands said:
    August 19, 2014 at 4:00 am

    I saw the statue in Bremen, didn’t know Riga had one, too! Thank you, I learned something new today πŸ™‚

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      August 19, 2014 at 4:16 am

      It’s slightly different as you can tell … πŸ˜‰
      Glad we were able to share something new!

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