Heuesel Menden - Sankt Augustin, NRW, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member argus1972
N 50° 47.347 E 007° 09.914
32U E 370676 N 5627978
Quick Description: Eselskulptur am Busbahnhof Menden
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 6/21/2018 1:31:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMYJMK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
At the market square in Menden there is a statue of a donkey at a green area next to the bus stops.
The sculpture was created in the 1980s by Heide Dobberkau.

The "Heuesel" (Hay Donkey) may be called the "heraldic animal" of Menden. The origin lies in the fact that the donkeys were allowed to recover from the work at Drachenfels (used for stone transport, among other things) on the "Mendener Eselsweiden" (pasture for the donkeys).
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Heuesel

Figure Type: Animal

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Heide Dobberkau

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1980s

Materials used: cast bronze

Location: "Marktplatz" Menden

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