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The sculpture was in front of a restaurant we stopped at for lunch. You would think that the restaurant was trying to say it was a good feeder with this out front. Actually, the food was very good!
Bamberg, Germany & Surrounding Areas

November 5th 2005
Weekend before last we decided to see a little more of Germany and took a ride to Bamberg, about an1 1/2 hour drive north of Ansbach. Bamberg was founded about 900 A.D. and was fortunate not to suffer any bombing damage during World War II. A thousand-year cultural and architectural site, UNESCO declared Bamberg a world heritage city in 1976. It is a beautiful town with unforgettable small and wi ... read more
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German Flag As Europe's largest economy and most populous nation, Germany remains a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20t... ... read more
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2nd June 2014

The story of the sculpture
The "Reclining Woman with Fruit" by Fernando Botero is very likely the most expensive sculpture Bamberg ever bought! Botero is a Columbian artist, living in North America and Europe for many years now. His paintings or sculptures all share one common feature: They are, well ..... lets say .... "chubby." Btw.... a "sister" of the "Reclining Woman with Fruit", the "Reclining Woman with Cigarette", is located in St. Petersburg FLA. For Boteros "big" equates with "voluptuous" and "beautiful." The reclining woman in Bamberg has an interesting story to tell: On 22nd of July 2005, she was placed into the Regnitz River near the Obere Brücke (upper bridge) using a floating crane. During the Week of Antiques, she was intended to become an eye-catching bathing beauty. However, things didn’t quite work out as planned: On the same evening, attentive onlookers noticed that the sculpture was resting on her pedestal at an oblique angle. The organizers immediately alerted the fire and water brigades, who sent divers to stabilize the 870-kilogram bronze statue – but all in vain. As was found out later, the pontoon on which the figure was mounted in the Regnitz had a little hole and thus filled the pontoon slow but steady with water. In the end, the sculpture had to be lifted to safety with a crane. Ever since, it has remained at Heumarkt, the place where You took the picture. There this lady stares off into the distance, lost in thought. Greetings from Germany Tom
2nd June 2014

The story of the sculpture
Thank you for the information about the sculpture in Bamberg. I always wondered how such a large bronze sculpture wound up in what appeared to be the back area of Bamberg. My wife and I are now back living in the states and miss Germany and all its wonderful villages and towns. Thank you again for sharing this information. Paul

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