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The Crier, Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany, fotoeins.com

The Crier: from Berlin to Perth

In this post, I wrote about how I discovered the statue called “Der Rufer” (The Crier) in Berlin’s Tiergarten:

The statue in the foreground is called “Der Rufer” (The Caller or The Crier). Created by Gerhard Marcks in 1966, a cast of the bronze statue was purchased and erected here in place in the former West Berlin in May 1989. The statue was placed deliberately so that the “caller” faced East Berlin. At the sculpture’s base is a quote by Italian poet Francesco Petrarch (1304-1374): “Ich gehe durch die Welt, und rufe ‘Friede Friede Friede'” | “I wander through the world, and cry ‘Peace, Peace, Peace.'”

On 12 September 2012, some 18 months after making the above photo, I discovered the same statue by accident at the Cultural Centre in Northbridge, Perth, Australia.

The Crier, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia, fotoeins.com

The Crier (Perth)

Sculptor Gerhard Marcks (1889-1981) did not intend to convey a specific message or meaning to his piece of work. However, the version of the sculpture in Berlin was dedicated to a call for peace, whereas the casting in Perth was dedicated to the victims of torture.

I made the photos shown above with a Canon EOS450D: the first (Berlin shot) with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit-lens, and the second (Perth shot) with the 50mm f/1.4 prime-lens. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-2og.

5 Responses to “The Crier: from Berlin to Perth”

  1. travelwriticus

    I love such coincidences. Me, I came across a statue of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (‘Sisi’) in two different countries at the same day (Merano, Italy and Vienna, Austria). Btw the 1st photo of The Crier is amazing!

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    • fotoeins

      Thanks! By the way, I think it’s really interesting to have found Sisi in two different countries on the same day!

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  2. Berlin: wearing a hair shirt | Picking Up The Tabb

    […] My first stop was quite close to the Brandenburg Gate, though I had passed near it several times without noticing.  The Soviet Memorial in the Tiergarten is the final resting place of 2000 soldiers who died in 1945 during the battle for Berlin.  The site looks very little like Arlington National Cemetery, though; the soldiers were buried as a group rather than individually.  The soldier atop the pillar stretches out a hand to the fallen, his rifle slung in peace.  The pair of T-34 tanks flanking the memorial on plinths look down on the road that approaches the Brandenburg Gate.  The Tiergarten park was west of the Berlin Wall, and yet the Soviet Memorial retained its pride of place.  Not far away, a statue embodying grief was constructed, “The Crier.” […]

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