Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sundays In My City



Everyone knows the fairy tale of The Bremen Town Musicians right? 
But did you know they never really made it to Bremen? 
Yet it is a very important part of Bremen....there is a huge bronze statue located outside the Rathaus.
Word has it if you rub the legs of the donkey your wishes will come true!
All over the city and there are colorful painted statues of the Town Musicians. 
Here are a few!










This one is outside the Starbucks....missing the Rooster.
I guess it's typical to go missing of all the animals on the statue.


Hope you enjoyed the color in this grey city on a cold, winter Sunday!

Please pay a visit to UNKNOWNMAMI and visit the world this Sunday.

48 comments:

Debra said...

I'm liking your city more and more with each Sunday!

brainella said...

Oh, how fun. I love the statue but all the different variations are fantastic. Happy Sunday!

Sonya said...

Fantastic photos this week!!! We have more snow:( and Im not talkin a little. Im officially boycotting winter..lol

lytha said...

it's about time you did a post for those guys! hehheheeheh i love it! that first one is in my photo album too.

~lytha

McMommy said...

Will the wish still work if YOU rub the donkeys legs for me??? Only because I'm not sure when I'm getting to your neck of the woods in the near future... :)

Life with Kaishon said...

How fun! I love that. Philadelphia did that a while ago too! I can't remember what animal they allowed different places to paint and decorate. I love it though. very clever!

Matty said...

After reading the story from your link, then all the animals make sense. I hadn't heard of that story before.

Question is though, have you rubbed the legs and did your wish come true?

Marla said...

What a fun post! Makes me want to rub our donkey's legs. :-)

Ronda said...

Those are really neat!
Did you rub the donkey's legs??
XOXO

SamiJoe said...

OOH this is super fun! Did you get pictures of ALL the statues??
My kids would love these..heck, i love them!

SamiJoe said...

JUST got to the link--i am in love with this story!
Thankyou so much!

The Cabrals said...

ur city is wonderful and so interesting to learn about.

honeypiehorse said...

Sheesh! They weren't even musicians.

Andrea said...

Once again...another beautiful journey!!
Blessings, andrea

Kristina P. said...

I wish we had stuff like that here. Very cool!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Looks funny and joyful. Have a great day!

Shady Lady said...

Lovely color!!

Mama Zen said...

How fun!

Maggie May said...

That is really lovely. Great fun photos to liven up a very cold day.

Nuts in May

Jen said...

VERY COOL :)

Nancy C said...

I love community art. We need more of that around here, and less Wal-Marts while we're at it.

RennyBA's Terella said...

Did not know so thanks for the colourful guided tour!

Happy week ahead :-)

American in Norway said...

Never made it to Bremen but think we will have to end up going. Love your Sunday pictures!

Mrs. Lovely said...

The third one is my favourite!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Those are adorable. My Boo was in Bremen for a bit and he loved it. So much to see and do!

Diva Ma @ Mommy Fabulous said...

How cool is that!

Joanna Jenkins said...

How fun is that! chicago did something like this was huge cows and Los Angeles did it (although less successfully) with angels. It's so fun seeing the artist creativity on each one.

Thanks Frau! Have a great week.

jj

Ina in Alaska said...

My mom had/has a glazed figurine of the Bremen Town Musicians. I used to dust it every Saturday as a child growing up. I always wondered about the significance of the animals... thanks for showing the lovely colorful pieces around Bremen!! xoxo PS Maybe I will look up Robbie via Google... will let you know.

Cathee said...

All right . . . so how many of the donkeys have you? Great pictures and interesting facts!

Jersey Girl said...

Very interesting. And thanks for stopping by my blog!

Erin said...

That is so fun! I have heard so much about your city from others and it's so fun to see pics each week!

Coffee with Cathy said...

Thank you so much for sharing with us. It's fascinating to learn more about Bremen - and I bet you're inspiring folks to look around their own towns with fresh eyes. There are so many treasures right in our own backyards!

blueviolet said...

People are stealing the rooster? Not nice!!! But the statues are super cool!

beth said...

give me that donkey....I have some rubbing to do !

Unknown Mami said...

Figures the cock would get yanked off.

Kristin said...

Reminds me of the party animals they used to have all over DC. So cool!

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

It's so cool that I not only have been Bremen, have heard the story, have a copy of it in a little book and have a Bremen cloth shopping bag but I loved the city too!

angie said...

Those are some colorful statues!

VictoriaArt said...

How fun is this! Love that post and I could use the donkey too....

LOVE! Victoria

bernthis said...

any chance you could grab me the second one and sent it over here? Please? What? What;s a few days in the clinker to a loving woman like you?

pve design said...

In Kentucky there are horses like this, and here in the next village, roosters...
and our bakery has a bear. I think these sorts of animals add whimsy, especially for my inner child.
pve

anne h said...

I need a wish - does it work by proxy?
Fun, fun, fun.

Laura said...

Nice pictures, cool to see the statues. We know these guys as the Bremen Stadtmusicanten is one of my boys' favorite stories! Laura in Ludwigsburg

Kwana said...

Thanks for the wonderful pics! So cute.

Grand Pooba said...

I guess no matter where you go, there's always someone who can't resist stealing a bit of public property!

Melanie said...

I love the different variations of the statues!

K said...

Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

Ocean Girl said...

Did I miss you on Sunday? I must have!

Colorful indeed! Have you rubbed the donkey legs? Have you seen anyone rubbing those legs:)?