Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Barth
Lkr. Vorpommern-Rügen

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Markt

Marktbrunnen

Market Fountain

Wilhelm Löber
1958

Barth /  Marktbrunnen   Barth /  Marktbrunnen

Description

Octagonal fountain basin with in the center a ceramic sculpture of three springing fish. The fish symbolizes the former fishing industry of Barth. The design agrees also with the coat of arms of Barth, on which there are three fish. The socialist slogans on four faces of the octagonal basin were not foreseen in the design by the artist. His plans showed maritime motifs.

Inscription(s)

MASCHINEN und TRAKTOREN
verleihen RIESENKRAFT
GEMEINschaft wird GEBOREN
IN DER GENOSSENSCHAFT

die BARTHER FISCHER kehren
mit reichen FANG ZURÜCK
die helfen uns VERMEHREN
den WOHLSTAND und das GLÜCK

den FISCHERN wollen wir GEBEN
die BOOTE zu reicher FAHRT
wir SCHAFFEN an besseren LEBEN
IM SOZIALISTISCHEN BARTH

METALLSTRÖME FLIESSEN
dem BAUER zu DIENEN
wir FORMEN und GIESSEN
DIE NEUEN MASCHINEN

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 54°22'8" E 12°43'33"

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