Statues - Hither & Thither

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The Watcher - 'Man at Work'

Viktor Hulík

Bratislava /  Čumil


Bronze sculpture of a man peeping out of the manhole. His name is Čumil and he is either resting after cleaning the sewer or is looking under women's skirts. After the statue had lost its head twice due to inattentive drivers, it was decided to place a unique road sign next to it.

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Bratislava - Čumil

Strange statues in Bratislava

After the political change they tried to revive the city not only by cleaning and repainting the rather cheerless buildings, but it by creating some strange statues, which are very popular among the tourists and give the town an additional surprising flair. The most famous of these are:
  1. Čumil the Peeper by Viktor Hulík, 1997.
  2. Paparazzi by Radko Mačuha.
  3. Schöner Náci by Juraj Meliš, 1997.
  4. Napoleon's Soldier by Juraj Meliš, 1997.
Čumil, Schöner Náci and the Soldier were unveiled on 26 June 1997 at the occasion of the opening of the pedestrian zone of the old town center.


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Locatie (N 48°8'34" - E 17°6'31") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: skbr004; Photograph: 5 September 2012
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