bremen town musicians in riga
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”.
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7 thoughts on “bremen town musicians in riga”
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. 🙂 ~Terri
August 26, 2014 at 2:05 am
Hi Terri – thank you for your comment! 🙂 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 🙂
August 19, 2014 at 6:14 pm
Yes, the stature is a “bit” differeren 😀
Its been year that I saw the stature in Bremen but I do still rmember. )
August 20, 2014 at 2:48 am
We need to go to Bremen to see the original 🙂 Need to make another trip to Germany and spend more time there! Hope you have been well!
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 🙂
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 🙂
August 19, 2014 at 4:16 am
It’s slightly different as you can tell … 😉
Glad we were able to share something new!