Hedgehog in the fog
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crossroads of the streets of Zolotovoritskaya, Reitars'ka and Georgievsky Lane
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Monday - Sunday: 24-hours
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The authors of the monument - the capital's craftsmen Volodymyr Kolinko and Georgiy Kurovsky, who for some years have been refining the ugly hemp in the city, cutting out quirky fish, boots, Pinocchio, a ballerina and many other works. The basis of the monument was a tree trunk, which was spoiled. A rather interesting technique was used when performing the hedgehog needles: the stump was tied up with a metal net, and screws fastened there. Many tourists leave coins in a grid, which is symbolic of unknown, but most likely, such a gesture means a desire to meet the hedgehog again.


"The Hedgehog in the Fog" – is the cartoon film by Yuri Norstein. Released by the studio Soyuzmultfilm in 1975. In 2003, the "Hedgehog in the Fog" was recognized as the best cartoon by 140 film critics and cartoonists from different countries. Park sculpture Hedgehog appeared in Kyiv in 2009. The author of the idea is public organization "Kyiv Landscape Initiative".

Interesting facts

- The sculptor is Konstantin Skrytutsky. He also designed the Landscape Alley, the intellectual monument and many others.

- The Hedgehog has received more than 135 international awards and in 2003 it was recognized as the best cartoon for all time and people.

- To the surprise of the masters of world animation, the fog in the cartoon is created with the help of ordinary ... tracing paper.


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