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Monuments of prostitutes in the European capitals (photo)

May 15 2006

In the center of Prague are going to put an unusual monument: this time in bronze perpetuated prostitute. Originally, the sculpture with the author's name "bench vice," it was decided to put in the Dvorak, a well-known abundance of public houses and intimate lounges, which is an analog red-light district.

However, residents in the neighborhood of respectable citizens rebelled, and visited the local administration with the requirement "not to celebrate the bronze stigma of their district." Many citizens believe the sculpture outright pornography and called bronze masterpiece it as "Monument to a whore."

The question of the establishment of "Lavochki blemish" yet solved, so the author temporarily put "girl in the process" at the entrance to his studio, located in a residential area on the outskirts of Prague. "Bench" immediately became a local landmark, and for residents of the area was a good omen rubbed bronze finger clitoris leaning ladies, they say, it helps to have a well-established couples happiness in sex, and young people - to avoid unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.

"Bench vice - not the first attempt sculptors praise the oldest profession and deeds perverse virgins. In the capital of Ireland is a monument to a prostitute Molly Malone, which is set in the heart of Dublin on Graffton Street, analog Old Arbat.

Molly Malone - hero was originally famous Irish ballad of the XIX century Cockles and Mussels («Hops and mussels). But there is a legend that this woman actually existed and lived in Dublin. Happy to work raznoschitsey fish and fruit at night - a prostitute, therefore, not surprising that locals call the statue "whore with a cart." But the statue of Molly Irish set is not for her nightly antics, and for their courage in battle with enemies, when the city was attacked by the British. True, what was a feat women, the Irish no longer remember.


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