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Most unusual monuments in Sochi

Prometheus

Prometheus


Most unusual monuments in Sochi
Now Sochi is known all over the world because Winter Olympics 2014 will be held there.
There are a lot of original sculptures and extraordinary monuments in this city, next to which you should definitely take a picture.
Let’s have a look.

Anchor and Cannon (Primorskaya Street, Pushkin Square)
Anchor and Cannon

Anchor and Cannon


The cast-iron ship cannon was made in 1809 at the Alexander factory. For many years it was lying peacefully in the square next to the beacon of Sochi as a relic of the past. Anchor on the monument was in a Russian corvette that sank in a storm off Vardane. It was made in July 1779.
This monument was established in honor of the 75th anniversary of the founding of Sochi on April 23, 1913.
Anchor and Cannon

Anchor and Cannon

Photographer Goga (on the square in front of the Art Museum. Kurortny Prospect , 51)

Goga

Goga


Metal Goga is a collective image of all photographers on the Black Sea coast that offer to take pictures with different animals. Anyone can take a picture with Goga with a funny little bird on his shoulder and exotic little animal on knees absolutely free. The author of the sculpture is Hagop Khalafyan.

The horse in coat (Teatralnaya Street)

horse in coat

horse in coat


Imposing horse in an expensive coat, with a glass of wine in the hoof and a pipe in teeth was made in June 2007 by Hagop Khalafyan.

The monument to the heroes of the movie “The Diamond Arm” (Voykov Street)

Diamond Arm

Diamond Arm

Diamond Arm1

Diamond Arm


The authors are Vyacheslav Zvonov and Alexander Butaev.

The monument to Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill (14, Vinogradnaya Street)

Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill

Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill


The monument was made in 2008 by Israeli sculptor Frank Maysler.

Monument to the teacher (18, Navaginskaya Street)

Maria Bykova

Maria Bykova


It is devoted to Maria Bykova, a teacher, who opened the first school in Sochi. Author is Peter Khrisanov. There is a tradition: to rub the nose of the teacher before exams for good luck.

Monument to Prometheus
Prometheus
The Greek giant appeared on top of Eagle Rock in 1998. It was made by the Omsk sculptor Alexander Kapralov.

Monument to plumber (15, Parkovaya Street)

plumber

plumber

Monument to mosquitofish (Adler, next to the fish caf? Altar)

mosquitofish

mosquitofish


It is a small but very useful fish. At the beginning of the last century there were a lot of malaria mosquitoes in Adler. Many people were dying from malaria. And the fish, imported from North America, ate their larvae. By the way, there are monuments to the fish in Corsica and Israel. Author of the bronze fish is Anatoly Medvedev. Next to the “mosquito fish” there is another great sculpture “Horse with a cart”.
Horse with a cart

Horse with a cart

Monument to Vladimir Vysotsky (5, Ordzhonikidze Street)

Vladimir Vysotsky

Vladimir Vysotsky


It was opened on November 20, 2011. According to one version, Vladimir Vysotsky and Marina Vlady often walked in this park, when vacationing in Sochi.

Monument to fathers of many children (51, Kurortny Prospect)

father of many children

father of many children


Respectable owl surrounded by three kids was made by Elina Baranskaya.

Monument to the vacationer (37, Kurortny Prospect)

vacationer

vacationer


Creator of the sculpture is the director of the Art Museum Peter Khrisanov.

Monument to Neptune (next to the beer garden “Tinkoff”)

Neptune

Neptune


A three meter Lord of the seas and oceans appeared there in 2006.

Jolly giraffe (4, Vorovskogo Street)

giraffe

giraffe

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