Die Drei Schwätzer - Gießen, Hessen, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Eibacher Kuckuck
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Quick Description: "Die drei Schwätzer" ("The three gossips") are a bronze sculpture created by Karl-Henning Seemann. They are located in the inner-city pedestrian zone of Giessen, at the corner of Plockstraße and Seltersweg.
Location: Hessen, Germany
Date Posted: 7/10/2014 5:38:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMM2QJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
[DE] Die Drei Schwätzer sind eine von Karl-Henning Seemann geschaffene Bronzeskulptur in der mittelhessischen Stadt Gießen. Sie stehen in der innerstädtischen Fußgängerzone an der Einmündung der Plockstraße in den Seltersweg.

Seemanns Intention war, mit der Skulptur Menschen der Heimat zu symbolisieren, die ein Gespräch führen – kein Streitgespräch, sondern eine normale Unterhaltung, wie sie sich tagtäglich zwischen Bürgern in der Innenstadt entwickelt.

Das Trio stieß überwiegend auf sehr positive Resonanz. In den Anfangsjahren versahen Passanten die Schwätzer von Zeit zu Zeit mit Hüten, Brillen und Einkaufstaschen und steckten den Figuren Zigaretten in den Mund beziehungsweise Zeitungen oder Kartoffelchipstüten unter die Arme.

Quelle/weitere Informationen: Wikipedia (visit link)

[EN] "The three gossips" are a bronze sculpture created by Karl-Henning Seemann. They are located in the inner-city pedestrian zone of the central Hessian town of Giessen, at the corner of Plockstraße and Seltersweg.

Seemann's intention was to show people from the region leading a normal conversation, as it happens every day between citizens of Gießen.

The reponse to this sculpture was very positive. In the early years passers-by used to decorate the three talkers from time to time with hats, glasses and tote bags, or put cigarettes in their mouths or newspapers or potato chip bags under their arms.

Source / more information: Wikipedia (visit link)
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Die Drei Schwätzer

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Karl-Henning Seemann

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 5. September 1983

Materials used: bronze

Location: In the pedestrian zone of Giessen, at the corner of Plockstraße and Seltersweg

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