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Fontanas Pelikanai

Pelicans Fountain

Birutė Kasperavičienė
1977 (2003)

Šiauliai /  Fontanas Pelikanai   Šiauliai /  Fontanas Pelikanai

Description

Granite fountain with in the center two pelicans.

Inscription(s)

fontanas PELIKANAI, 1977 metai

autorė - B. KASPERAVIČIENĖ, skulptorė
architektė - v. taujanskienė, 1977 m.
rekonstrukcijos dizaineris - p. slonksnis, 2003 m.

Pelicans Fountain, 1977

Author: B. Kasperavičienė, sculptor
Architect: V. Taujanskienė, 1977
Designer of the Reconstruction: P. Slonksnis, 2003

and a list of sponsors.

Annotation

A fountain and a sculpture under the same name, Pelicans, were erected in 1978 and reconstructed in 2003. Most passers-by might wonder how such exotic birds as pelicans came to Šiauliai. The story is simple: once upon a time, a pair of pelicans failed to keep pace with the flock. They took a wrong direction and headed north instead of south. When flying over Šiauliai, they landed to quench their thirst with water from a pool. An evil sorceress turned them into stones.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 55°55'53" E 23°18'53"

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