Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Princess the Frog

There is a Russian fairytale about a frog who turned to a princess. That's a long story of choosing wives by three brothers, sons of a tsar, in rather unusual way: by their farther's will each one had to shoot an arrow from his bow and marry a girl from the home where his arrow 'landed'. Youngest brother's one fell into marsh and was caught by a frog, he had to marry the reptile and was much laughed at, but afterwards the frog turned out the best cooker, skilled handywoman and wisest consultor out of all brothers' wives, for she was a beautiful princess under some evel spell. Well, and so on...

This is a sculpture representing this character in fontain of Manege square.


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