Saturday, November 02, 2013

Bad Rabbit!

I think an explanation is due for the photo of the Satanic rabbit in my photo in the prior post.  This was taken during my tour of Nuremberg, Germany in the fall of this year.  It is a 1984 bronze sculpture by Jurgen Goetz and "rests" in the street outside Albrecht Durer's house in Nuremberg as a provocative tribute to Durer. The statue is somewhat controversial because of it's strangeness, and so I just photo-shopped it to bring out more of its personality.  There are nails, mice and other odd things (a tiny human foot? barely seen in the lower right) beneath the rabbit and we were given a very short time to view it as we rushed by onto other important areas of the city.

7 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha. how interesting...so did they only give you a short time to view because of the controversy

Tabor said...

Brian, I did kind of wonder that...I think it is not liked so much by the Germans...but we also were on a very tight schedule for such a terrific city!

Peruby said...

That was a rabbit?!

Betsy Adams said...

Wow---so you got to go to Germany??? That is awesome. I enjoyed seeing the sculpture on both blog posts. I took German in college --but never learned how to 'speak' it well... But--I always wanted to visit there... Lucky Gal--you are!
Hugs,
Betsy

Red said...

I'm glad you pointed these things out. I went back and took another look

messymimi said...

Well, i think i was right, it's still eerie looking to me. Most likely, i wouldn't like it much in person, either.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Ahh -- this really is a bad rabbit. It really was a good spooky critter for Halloween! -- barbara