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Passing through the wall
Montmartre is a very different Paris. Here, at the top of the hill the steep, narrow and winding streets are usually paved with cobblestones and the stairs that cut the way to its peak. There is a different architecture here. There are beautiful little parks and entwined with bindweed small houses where sometimes the fireplaces are drown. Even the air is special here. It is crystal-clear. People say that even the Parisians, who live here, are different.
There is a monument, called "The man who passes through the wall", on Marcel-Ayme square, in Montmartre. This is a character from the short surrealist story of the writer Marcel Ayme. The protagonist of the story, a simple, unremarkable man, finds a wonderful gift - the ability to walk through the walls. Using it, he robs with impunity jewelry stores and banks. The hero gets out of the prison and is free to visit his lover, locked by her jealous husband. But once, coming back from her, he suddenly lost his gift and remained forever immured in the wall.
The descendants imagined the monument to the writer as it looks now: a stone wall with a protruding part of the bronze man and it seems that this metal one is about to come out of the wall.
You should visit this monument because it is said that the man, who shook the right hand of the monument, will have good luck for sure. So don’t lose the opportunity to gain some luck. But since the right hand of Marcel Ayme is quite high, the left hand is rubbed to a shine.
It is also interesting that the author of this monument is Jean Marais. He is known by viewers thanked to the film "Fantomas". And just few people know Jean Marais as a talented sculptor. He created the monument in honor of Marcel Ayme in 1989.
This monument represents an important touristic sight as the monuments, which represent sticking out from somewhere a part of the body, are quite popular.
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Its works have physically material, product volume and three-dimensional shape, placed in real space.
The main protagonists of a sculpture are people and wildlife images.
The main genres of the sculpture are the portrait, historical, mythological, personal, symbolic, allegorical images, and the figure of animals.
The materials used are metal, stone, clay, wood, plaster, and other modern fabrics.
The sculpture exists since the ancient times.
At that period they represented people and animals.
Nowadays, the sculptures are widely used to attract crowds of tourists in each city.
That’s why some of them are totally different from the antique sites.
They are so strange.
They make you to think that the sculptor is totally crazy.
But certainly this makes you curious that you want to see the sculpture.
There are a lot of monuments and sculptures in the world.
But not all of them are worth to be visited or seen, although they represent true masterpieces.
They all are made by famous people, sculptors, and painters.
But not the name of their builders gives them the fame.
It is hard to explain sometimes why a sculpture is the most visited, and another is not considered as the main tourist site.
Tourists choose by themselves what should be seen and what should not.
According to some statistics, the sculptures that seem to be very strange, gain the love and the attention of the public.
Enjoy your life spending great time admiring the craziest and the strangest sculptures you have ever seen.