Sculpture Uncle Kolya-lamplighter (Uzhgorod city)
Uzhgorod district

Sculpture Uncle Kolya-lamplighter (Uzhgorod city)

Uzhgorod city

In the legendary Nicholas Derev`yanko was a rare and interesting profession - lamplighter. For years, twice a day, at 9 o`clock in the evening and in the morning, he went about all the streets in the city center and lit lanterns, and then put out them. Later, Uncle Nick lit in the same way and signs on shops now - is an automatic process. It was an exceptional man kindness. He is well versed in philosophy, art, geography, history.

Where is Uncle sculpture Kolya- lamplighter

In the center of Uzhhorod , at the intersection of Voloshin and Korzo , a bronze monument depicting lamplighter on the stairs - Uncle Nick. The monument was opened in 2010 and he served as the prototype of a real person who lived in Uzhgorod in the middle of the 20th century and which everyone in town knew and called Uncle Kolya.

The idea of ​​creating sculptures lamplighter Uncle Kolya

Monument real person, not a fictional character, who like lamplighter Uncle Nick, was created by Michael pads, embodied the idea Mayor Sergey Ratushnyak, who once said that you need to erect monuments honored people, not abstract ideas and characters. The choice fell on the well-known and hard-working man who went down in history as the guardian of Uzhgorod history and a night light, which 50 years ago was followed by lighting the streets. Uncle Kolya always carried a briefcase which lay newspapers and books that he read for hours, despite poor eyesight. Since its citizens and remember: focus, glasses and a hat on his head. Few will pass the monument installed on a wall, not smiling, remembering Uncle Kolya. Uncle Kolya- lamplighter always at his post and is a talisman of the main streets of the city.

     

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