Sculpture Little Prince

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Sculpture Little Prince
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Andrew M
By Andrew M
Important things can only be seen with the heart
Jul 2018
The sculpture of the prince, is located at the intersection of Druzhby Narodov and K. Perekreshchenko streets. It is a 5 minute walk from Preobrazhenskiy Park. A local sculptor, A Murzin, installed it in 2013. It has become one of the most recognised symbols of Abakan. The sculpture is based on a book written by the French writer, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, which was first published in 1943. The sculpture shows the prince sitting on his planet (B612). If you walk around the "planet" you will see three volcanoes. The quotations on the sculpture state "You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed’" and also that you are responsible for the world, planet, friends and family. The Prince sits with a smile on his face and with a rose in hand.He has an aviators scarf around his neck. His right shoe has been rubbed until it is bright and shiny, as persons stop and rub it for luck. To understand the monument, it may be necessary to read the book. In summary, the writer crashed in the Sahara desert during a flight of leisure, and wrote the book based on his personal experiences. The prince somehow finds his way to earth and crashes in the Sahara desert. He assumes that he is alone on earth, as was the case on his planet. He is befriended by a wise fox who teaches the prince how to tame him, thus the wise words quoted on the sculpture. The prince longed to return to his planet, and on saying goodbye, to him, the fox said, "important things can only be seen with the heart". This sculpture is a favourite of children, as it teaches them the power of imagination and wise sayings. If you are in Abakan, this is a must visit.

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Andrew M
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Jul 2018 • Family
The sculpture of the prince, is located at the intersection of Druzhby Narodov and K. Perekreshchenko streets. It is a 5 minute walk from Preobrazhenskiy Park. A local sculptor, A Murzin, installed it in 2013. It has become one of the most recognised symbols of Abakan. The sculpture is based on a book written by the French writer, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, which was first published in 1943. The sculpture shows the prince sitting on his planet (B612). If you walk around the "planet" you will see three volcanoes. The quotations on the sculpture state "You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed’" and also that you are responsible for the world, planet, friends and family.

The Prince sits with a smile on his face and with a rose in hand.He has an aviators scarf around his neck. His right shoe has been rubbed until it is bright and shiny, as persons stop and rub it for luck. To understand the monument, it may be necessary to read the book. In summary, the writer crashed in the Sahara desert during a flight of leisure, and wrote the book based on his personal experiences. The prince somehow finds his way to earth and crashes in the Sahara desert. He assumes that he is alone on earth, as was the case on his planet. He is befriended by a wise fox who teaches the prince how to tame him, thus the wise words quoted on the sculpture.

The prince longed to return to his planet, and on saying goodbye, to him, the fox said, "important things can only be seen with the heart". This sculpture is a favourite of children, as it teaches them the power of imagination and wise sayings. If you are in Abakan, this is a must visit.
Written October 21, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

D. Brian Mann
Murrayville, GA507 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
As a French teacher, I was so surprised to run across the Little Prince in this faraway land! But that's the point isn't it? Finding what or whom you love, no matter where you are, and whether you're lost or not? Gracious blessings to whomever conceived and executed this project!
Written May 12, 2017
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