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13.2.16
  Kids in the Rain

When I was in Schwerin - the only really bad weather day during my autumn tour - I found this charming little fountain at a lake called Pfaffenteich. It suited the weather that day, and it pretty much fits most of this winter as well.

Umbrella Kids, a fountain at the Pfaffenteich in Schwerin

The statue is called Schirmkinder - Umbrella Kids. It is a work by the sculptor Stephan Horota (born 1932). The bronze statue with fountain was installed in 1973. Yes, there is water coming out on top of the umbrella even on a dry day, dripping down on all sides and into the hands of the little boy.

The Umbrella Kids from a different angle

On a rainy day, the fountain function of the Umbrella Kids is lost among more rain pouring down from higher above. But the kids gave me a smile nevertheless; the statue fitted the dreary mood of the day perfectly.

 
Comments:
We need one of those in Wales;)
 
Yeah, I think the entire UK got more than its share of rain those last weeks.
 
Nett sehen sie beide aus, wie sie dort unter dem Schirm stehen. Ich war nun schon so oft in meinem Leben in Schwerin, aber ich kann mich nicht an dieses hübsche Ensemble erinnern. Am Pfaffenteich war ich unzählige Male, wobei in letzter Zeit hatte ich genau dort eher weniger zu tun. Aber wer weiß, vielleicht wird man auch betriebsblind, wenn man irgendwo immer wieder ist ;-) Bei meinem nächsten Besuch werde ich aber mal genauer hinschauen :-)
Liebe Grüße von der Silberdistel
 
Liebe Silberdistel,
die Schirmkinder sind auf der Seite des Pfaffenteichs, wo der Weg in die Altstadt beginnt.
 
Danke für den Hinweis. Ich denke, da sollte ich jetzt wissen, wo sie zu finden sind :-)
LG von der Silberdistel
 
Lovely :-) I need to check if we have a similar one somewhere in Poland... :)
 
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