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Bremen Town Musicians (Virtual Reward 2.0)

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Hidden : 01/08/2020
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Terrain:
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Who doesn’t know the Bremen Town Musicians from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale? But what are they doing in Riga? Did the animals really stray so much from their path that they ended up here instead of Bremen?
Just behind St. Peter’s Church, much to the surprise of many tourists, is a sculpture that no one expects. This is where the Town Musicians of Bremen, created by an artist from Bremen Christa Baumgärtel, can be found. Riga is an old Hanseatic Town and partner city of Bremen. It was gifted the sculpture by Bremen in 1990.
Just like in the original in Bremen, the donkey stands on his hind legs and roars. The dog stands on the donkey and barks. On the dog, there is the cat that meows and, finally, the rooster stands on the cat and crows.
But the animals are not facing the bandits like in the original. The group looks through a crack in a wall. This crack in the symbolic Iron Curtain was created during Michael Gorbatschow’s Perestroika and the events that followed.
The animals are looking at a world that is new to them, that they hadn’t been allowed to discover before. Seems as they are checking if everything is alright behind the curtain and if it is safe to make the first contact.
There is a ritual that people like to follow when visiting the Town Musicians.
Rubbing the noses of the animals is supposed to bring good luck. The respective parts of the statue are already quite shiny from all the rubbing. The most athletic visitors can even reach the rooster’s beak all the way on top and will, therefore, have an extra amount of good fortune coming their way!

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Skulptūra “Brēmenes muzikanti” ir Brēmenes mākslinieces Kristas Baumgarteles autordarbs. Tas izveidots pēc brāļu Grimmu slavenās pasakas motīviem, bet ar pilnīgi jaunu saturu un politisku zemtekstu.
Skulptūra tapusi Mihaila Gorbačova aizsāktās perestroikas un izraisīto notikumu iespaidā.
1990. gadā Rīgas sadraudzības pilsētas Brēmenes dāvātā skulptūra ar humoru pārvar agrākos politiskos stereotipus: bronzā veidotie pazīstamie varoņi nevis lūkojas caur logu kādā mājā ar dzērieniem un ēdieniem piekrautu galdu, pie kura sēž laupītāji un mielojas, bet gan ar šausmīgām izbrīna grimasēm lūkojas pa “dzelzs priekškara” spraugu uz viņu acīm kādreiz slēptu pasauli, kurā – kā viņiem pirms tam bija šķitis – visādā ziņā varēšot dabūt kādu kaulu vai atrast pat kumosiņu gaļas.

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Virtual Rewards 2.0 - 2019/2020

This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between June 4, 2019 and June 4, 2020. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards 2.0 on the Geocaching Blog.



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