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Monuments people rub and kiss

Monuments people rub and kiss

Monuments people rub and kiss. The tomb of French journalist Victor Noir (1848-1870) in the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris

Monuments people rub and kiss. The tomb of French journalist Victor Noir (1848-1870) in the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris has become a symbol of fertility. Victor Noir was handsome and loved by women, killed at a a duel at age 22. The realistic bronze statue by sculptor Jules Dalou has become the most popular memorial for women to visit the famous cemetery. The urban legend says a particular part of Noir’s body showed odd signs of life in the morgue. And if a woman kisses the statue on the lips, rubs its genital area and places a flower in the hat, it will give her a husband within the year, enhance fertility, bring a blissful sex life. That is why these parts of the oxidized bronze statue are well-worn and shiny. The authorities tried to erect a fence around the statue of Noir in 2004, but thanks to the female protests, the fence was removed.

Monuments people rub and kiss. Monument to Peter I in the Mikhailovsky Castle, St. Petersburg. Relief. Battle of Gangut

Monuments people rub and kiss. Monument to Peter I in the Mikhailovsky Castle, St. Petersburg. Relief. Battle of Gangut

Monuments people rub and kiss

Monument to Student, in front of the main building of the South – Ural State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia

Monuments people rub and kiss

Monument to Student, in front of the main building of the South – Ural State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia

People in many countries have their own traditions and statues to rub, kiss, touch and worship. Sure sign, if you rub its nose, ear, head, foot… you’ll get good luck and happiness, and if make a wish, it will come true.

Monuments people rub and kiss

Oscar Wilde’s tomb in Paris, at the Pere Lachaise cemetery

An active pilgrimage to the monuments make those who are in love. They have kissed up to shine the sphinx on Oscar Wilde tomb in Paris, at the Pere Lachaise cemetery. The Sphinx was set on the tombstone of the writer in the memory of his eponymous poem. According to legend, anyone who kisses the stone human-lion will not lose his love until death.

Monuments people rub and kiss

Oscar Wilde tomb in Paris, at the Pere Lachaise cemetery

However, on November 30, 2011, the day of the 111th anniversary of the death of Oscar Wilde, it was decided to hide the sculpture behind protective glass barrier. The project was implemented by the Irish Cultural Center.

Moscow Metro:

Monuments people rub and kiss

Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow Metro

Here is the big set of photographs of sculptures – rubbed, touched, kissed by passangers of one of the most famous stations of the Moscow Metro – Ploshchad Revolyutsii, which in English means Revolution Square:

Monuments people rub and kiss. Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow Metro

Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow Metro

The station features marble arches, each arch is flanked by a pair of bronze sculptures by Matvey Manizer depicting the people of the Soviet Union, including soldiers, farmers, athletes, writers, aviators, industrial workers, and schoolchildren. There are a total of 76 sculptures at the station.

Moscow Metro – station Revolution Square

Moscow Metro – Revolution Square station

Bronze sculptures by Matvey Manizer at the famous station of the Moscow Metro

Bronze sculptures by Matvey Manizer at the famous station of the Moscow Metro – The Revolution Square (Russian: Ploshchad Revolyutsii)

Bronze sculptures by Matvey Manizer at the famous station of the Moscow Metro

Bronze sculptures by Matvey Manizer at the famous station of the Moscow Metro – Revolution Square station

Bronze sculptures by Matvey Manizer at the famous station of the Moscow Metro - Revolution Square station

Bronze sculptures by Matvey Manizer at the famous station of the Moscow Metro – Revolution Square station

Bronze sculptures by Matvey Manizer at the famous station of the Moscow Metro - Revolution Square station

Bronze sculptures by Matvey Manizer at the famous station of the Moscow Metro – Revolution Square station

Bronze sculptures by Matvey Manizer at the famous station of the Moscow Metro - Ploshchad Revolyutsii

Bronze sculptures by Matvey Manizer at the famous station of the Moscow Metro – Revolution Square station

Bronze sculptures by Matvey Manizer at the famous station of the Moscow Metro-

Bronze sculptures by Matvey Manizer at the famous station of the Moscow Metro -Revolution Square station

Bronze sculptures by Matvey Manizer at the famous station of the Moscow Metro - Revolution Square station

Bronze sculptures by Matvey Manizer at the famous station of the Moscow Metro – Revolution Square station

The iconic sculpture of a dog serving his master - military border guard, the dog's nose has started the tradition of rubbing monuments in metro

The iconic sculpture of a dog serving his master – military border guard, the dog’s nose has started the tradition of rubbing monuments in metro

The border guard dog at the station of the Moscow Metro

The border guard dog at the station of the Moscow Metro – Revolution Square station

Plaque at the base of the statue of John of Nepomuk on Charles Bridge in Prague

Plaque at the base of the statue of John of Nepomuk on Charles Bridge in Prague

Here is another dog for rubbing, Plaque at the base of the statue of John of Nepomuk on Charles Bridge in Prague. Statue of St. John of Nepomuk on Charles Bridge in Prague is very popular. If you make a wish and pat girl and dog – it will come true (in these places monument rubbed to a shine).

Monument of a “happy” griffin at the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg

Monument of a “happy” griffin at the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg

Monument of a “happy” griffin at the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. By tradition, you need to come to this statue, pat it on the head while holding his right tooth. By doing this you need to look into the eyes of the sphinx, and make a wish.

The bronze statue in the German city of Bremen

The bronze statue in the German city of Bremen

The bronze statue in the German city of Bremen

The bronze statue in the German city of Bremen

The bronze monument Yoshkin cat is located near Mari State University, Yoshkar-Ola. The authors of the monument are Sergei Yandubaev, Anatoly Shirnin and Alex Shilov.

The bronze monument Yoshkin cat is located near Mari State University, Yoshkar-Ola. The authors of the monument are Sergei Yandubaev, Anatoly Shirnin and Alex Shilov.

The bronze monument "Yoshkin cat".

The bronze monument “Yoshkin cat”.

Those who want to get married should rub Tonya the hippo’s left ear

Those who want to get married should rub Tonya the hippo’s left ear

Monument to a pig in Sydney, just rub its nose for good luck

Monument to a pig in Sydney, just rub its nose for good luck

Abraham Lincoln’s rubbed nose

Abraham Lincoln’s rubbed nose

Monument to a painter in Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Monument to a painter in Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Monument to a painter in Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Monument to a painter in Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Monument to a man in the USA.

Monument to a man in the USA.

Monument to a naked man in the USA – to rub or laugh

Monument to a naked man in the USA – to rub or laugh

Prague, Charles Bridge

Prague, Charles Bridge

A classic place of pilgrimage for lovers is a monument to Juliet, set in one of the courtyards of Verona

A classic place of pilgrimage for lovers is a monument to Juliet, set in one of the courtyards of Verona

Classic place of pilgrimage for lovers is a monument to Juliet, set in one of the courtyards of Verona. On the wall of the courtyard loving couple must leave their initials, then pat Juliet (in one version – by hand, on the other – on the chest, and both places are polished to a shine), and then their love will be a vibrant and happy.

USA, Las Vegas, rubbing for good luck in casino

USA, Las Vegas, rubbing for good luck in casino

Adam and Eva version (Monte Carlo)

Adam and Eva version (Monte Carlo)

The statue of Marie Antoinette (France)

The statue of Marie Antoinette (France)

New York City, Broadway

New York City, Broadway

Monument of Devotion – monument erected in Togliatti, Russia, to a dog, patiently waiting for his owners

Monument of Devotion – monument erected in Togliatti, Russia, to a dog, patiently waiting for his owners

Monument to a naked boy in Prague

Monument to a naked boy in Prague

Nizhny Novgorod, Theater Square, the monument to a Russian actor

Nizhny Novgorod, Theater Square, the monument to a Russian actor Yevgeniy Yevstigneyev

Monuments people rub and kiss

In Havana, next to the Cathedral of St. Francis, there is a monument to Jose Maria Lopez Lledin, “Crazy in love”, who was immortalized in bronze during his lifetime

In Havana, next to the Cathedral of St. Francis, there is a monument to Jose Maria Lopez Lledin, “Crazy in love”, who was immortalized in bronze during his lifetime. This man was in love with the wife of a noble man, for which he was jailed. For 8 years in prison, a former servant was only thinking of his beloved, and became crazy. People, having learned about such passionate and long love demanded to release the poor and decided to immortalize him, collecting money for the monument. Crazy in love under the pressure was released to the public. It is believed that if you “talk” to the monument and touch it – it will bring luck in love affairs.

Monuments people rub and kiss

Monument to a couple of cats in Krasnodar, Russia

Monuments people rub and kiss

Monument to a horse in Ulan-Ude, Russia

Monuments people rub and kiss

Austrian writer and journalist Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, who gained renown for his romantic stories of Galician life

Austrian writer and journalist Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, who gained renown for his romantic stories of Galician life. The term “masochism” is derived from his name. In the spring of 2008 in Lvov was erected a monument in his honor, as he spent his childhood there. A monument is the life-sized – 170 cm, hides a few “surprises”: in chest was mounted magnifying glass through which erotic pictures can be seen, and by putting a hand into the left pocket you can touch its “man-dignity” for good luck.

Monuments people rub and kiss

The monument to a famous Russian actor, comic, Evgeny Leonov. His finger is worth touching for good luck

Monuments people rub and kiss

A monument to Lariosik, a character of the ‘White Guards’, in Zhitomir. Students rub the letter in its hand for good luck at exams

Monuments people rub and kiss

Bronze monument to tourists on the Adriatic Coast, Croatia

Monuments people rub and kiss

Minsk, Belarus. Island of Tears. Weeping Angel. No fun composition dedicated to Afghanistan. But it’s became a tradition to rub boys… for future children

Monuments people rub and kiss

The bas-relief on the monument to Duke Richelieu Odessa, Ukraine

Monuments people rub and kiss

Monument to a cat in Kazan, Russia

Monuments people rub and kiss

Monument to a great Russian writer Anton Chekhov, its nose is rubbed for good luck

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