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Every German student should know these two Great Ones if s/he had paid attention to the teacher in the German lesson.  They are standing in Weimar on the Theaterplatz, they are as famous as Shakespeare.

The elder man (1749 - 1832) on the right is touching the shoulder of the younger one (1759 - 1805) to express his friendship and encouragement to him. This is a typical male gesture according to my observation.

 

Many thanks for yesterday's comments!

Two's company

 

Every German student should know these two Great Ones if s/he had paid attention to the teacher in the German lesson.  They are standing in Weimar on the Theaterplatz, they are as famous as Shakespeare.

The elder man (1749 - 1832) on the right is touching the shoulder of the younger one (1759 - 1805) to express his friendship and encouragement to him. This is a typical male gesture according to my observation.

 

Many thanks for yesterday's comments!

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Nov 2019, 01:02
I believe you observation is accurate, Philine.
Philine: Many thanks, Ray!
Jolie sculpture. Merci pour les explications.
Philine: Merci bien, Martine!
Very good!! Nice shot - and thank you for the link!
Philine: Many thanks, Elizabeth!
Je suis allée voir le lien car je ne savais pas qui etaient ces des hommes !
La sculpture est très belle
Philine: Goethe et Schiller sont connus en France aussi. Merci beaucoup, Claudine!
I really like seeing this from behind, Philine. Perfect.
Philine: I like them, too, I saw you photo today, too. Heel bedankt, Ginnie!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Nov 2019, 07:00
I expect that some people think it is good to see the back of these two. There is a similar casting of this statue in San Francisco. I'm not really a touchy feely person with another male.
Philine: You are right, thank you very much, Alan! The original Goethe–Schiller Monument is in Weimar, Germany. It incorporates Ernst Rietschel's 1857 bronze double statue of Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749–1832) and Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805), who are probably the two most revered figures in German literature. The monument has been described "as one of the most famous and most beloved monuments in all of Germany" and as the beginning of a "cult of the monument".Dozens of monuments to Goethe and to Schiller were built subsequently in Europe and the United States."
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Nov 2019, 07:06
Schiller and Goethe in Weimar, according to my memory Philine
Philine: You are an educated person who recognised these two Great Ones! Many thanks, Chris! In the beginning of December I hope to be there again.
The one immortalised for me by Beethoven's choral symphony
Philine: Yes, you are so right: "Freude schöner Götterfunken ...", the European hymn! Thank you very much, Bill!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Nov 2019, 08:29
"Februar 2017 im britischen Unterhaus. Während der Stimmauszählung zum Brexit stimmen zwei Dutzend Abgeordnete aus Schottland ein Liedchen an.

Die schottischen Abgeordneten singen die „Ode an die Freude“ (by Friedrich Schiller), bis sie der Stellvertreter des Unterhaussprechers zur Ordnung ruft:

„Cut, cut, order, order! Order!!!“
Philine: Yes, Bill already mentioned this hymn, originally a drinking song, now the European hymn. Many thanks, Philine!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Nov 2019, 08:48
He is telling him: "Don't cry, we will find the person who chopped off your tree."
Philine: Haha- I don't know the symbolism of this chopped tree - Heel bedankt, Louis!
A fine looking statue from this angle, thanks for the link so we can see the other side.
Philine: I hope to be in Weimar in December again. Behind the two figures the old theater building can be seen. I once saw Goethe's "Faust I" in this theatre.
An intriguing point of view - a couple of authors well known in the UK too - but not with statues, as far as I am aware!
Philine: Yes, both authors belong to the world literature. Goethe wrote a hymn about Shakespeare, too. Many thanks, Prof. Wilson!

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