Riga . Whirlwind afternoon walkabout. I never really got my bearings straight. My roomie and another great woman in my group took me to see the Bremen Musicians statue (nose rub for good luck) . I should have rubbed it myself... my roomie was pickpocketed shortly after! Tomorrow is a day in the countryside followed by a final day spent on the Latvian coast.
It’s been a marvelous trip filled with new friendships, craftspeople generously sharing their passions and a greater understanding of my personal Lithuanian heritage. #riga #brementownmusicians #architecturaldetail
200 years ago:
The Brothers Grimm publish "Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten" (The Bremen Town Musicians). Four worn out animals that escape death by fleeing to Bremen - that's only possible in fairy tales. On 3 July 1819, the Brothers Grimm included the story in their "Kinder- und Hausmärchen“ (Children’s and Household Tales). These fairy tales contain unexpected satirical hints... This photo from my series Becoming One shows a little boy standing on tiptoe reaching the ankles of the donkey as it is tradition - because this is supposed to bring luck.
Na wer ist denn das? Ganz überrascht treffe ich doch die Bremer Stadtmusikanten mitten in Riga, der Partnerstadt von Bremen, die hier als Geschenk meiner Stadt symbolisch die Mauer durchbrechen und die Freiheit erlangen. Bin richtig angetan und erfreut. .
Meet the "Bremen Town Musicians" monument, which has its roots in the well-known fairy tail 🧚♀️, though it was created with a political subtext 😑 at that time
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A bronze statue by Gerhard Marcks depicting the Bremen Town Musicians located in Bremen, Germany. The statue was erected in Bremen downtown in 1953.
The "Town Musicians of Bremen" is a popular fairy tale retrieved and recorded by the Brothers Grimm. It was first published in Grimm's Fairy Tales in 1819. It tells the story of four aging domestic animals, who after a lifetime of hard work are neglected and mistreated by their former masters. Eventually, they decide to run away and become town musicians in the city of Bremen. The characters succeed in tricking and scaring off a band of robbers, capturing their spoils, and moving into their house. #BremenTownMusicians#Germany#Summer2019#AnyaThakkar#LifeUnpluggedWithAnya#Travel#Explore#Experience#Learn#Grow
🇬🇧 I had a little anniversary in Riga. Latvia became the tenth country I have visited.
There couldn't be a better choice - every inch is imbued with the ease and lightness of the resort city. Not without the help of traditional Riga balsam, of course 🥂
Everyone knows that in any city there is a statue that must be rubbed in order for your wish to come true. In Riga this is unexpectedly the Bremen Town Musicians, who were gifted ... yes, by Bremen, as a sign of friendship.
🇷🇺 В Риге у меня случился маленький юбилей. Латвия стала десятой страной, которую я посетила.
Лучше выбора и быть не могло - каждый сантиметр пропитан легкостью и непринужденностью курортного города. Не без помощи традиционного Рижского бальзама, конечно 🥂
Все же знают, что в любом городе есть статуя, которую нужно потереть, чтобы желание исполнилось. В Риге это неожиданно Бременские музыканты, которые были подарены ... да, да Бременом в знак дружбы.
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