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Green River

Let's dive into an unusual topic which was inspired by this place you can see on the photos (the sculptures). What is the story behing the sculptures? 'The Water Man' (slo. Povodni Mož) is a Slovene ballad, written by a romantic poet, France Prešeren, in 19th century. It's about a beautiful girl named Urška (pronounced: Urshka) who is too presumptuous and refuses to dance to anyone on a Sunday dance. Until she sees a young handsome man and tries to get him to dance. This man is in fact vodyanoy (a male water spirit in Slavic mythology) and drags Urška to the Ljubljanica with him (river in Slovenia that flows through Ljubljana, the capital city). 

Fascinating story, isn't it? 

SLO: Vsi poznamo Prešernovo balado, ki smo jo morali znati na pamet, kajne? Ker skulpture znotraj Kristalne palače predstavljajo Povodnega moža, sem se odločila na hitro obnoviti zgodbo. Urška, kraljica plesa na nedeljskem plesu na Starem trgu v Ljubljani, je preveč prevzetna, da bi plesala s komerkoli. Proti koncu plesa, Urška zagleda lepega mladeniča in se trudi pritegniti njegovo pozornost ter ga prepričati v ples. Mladenič ji nazadnje pristopi in zaplešeta. Nad mestom se zgrnejo črni oblaki, onadva pa plešeta hitreje in hitreje, dokler ju ne odnesejo valovi Ljubljanice. 

Fascinantna zgodba, ali ne? 

SRB: Ove skulpture su inspiracija slovenske balade Vodenjak, koju je napisao France Prešeren u 19.stoljeću. Urška, kraljica plesa na nedeljskoj igranki, je previše drska, da bi plesala sa bilo kim. Krajem plesa zagleda ljepog momka. Trudi se privuči njegovu pažnju, da bi on zaplesao sa njom. On je vidi i pita je za ples. Od jednom se stvore crni oblaci nad gradom, a njih dvoje igraju sve brže i brže, dok ih ne odnesu talasi Ljubljanice (koja teče kroz Ljubljanu). 

Fascinantna priča, da li nije? 






xoxo
Maja

23 comments

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