Photographer's Note

Legend has it that one wealthy merchant lost his little son so he asked other people to help him find him. The search soon bore fruit, they found him urinating in a nearby garden. As a sign of gratitude to everyone who helped him find his son, the merchant built a fountain ...
It is a Vukovar story that dates back to the 1960s and is connected to the park, fountain and sculpture opposite the castle of the Counts of Eltz, at today's intersection of Županijska and Dr. Antun Bauer - Paja Streets. A park that, exactly 50 years later, was redecorated. The legend, of course, has no official confirmation. However, the original arrangement of the park is evidenced by an excerpt from the "Vukovar newspaper", in the issue of March 19, 1966, which writes about the acquisition of the sculpture "Boy" by the famous Croatian sculptor Antun Augustinčić. Journalists of that time also wrote that the bronze sculpture was procured by the then Tourist Association "Vučedol" together with the Municipal Trade Union Council and paid "900,000 old dinars"
The Boy ”was installed on May 1, 1966. Vukovar's "Manneken Pis", or fountain with the image of a boy urinating, was again, practically on the same date in 2016, returned to the same place, to a park that stood neglected for many years after the Homeland War or just as a lawn, and has now been returned the former look and the day a new glow. The City Museum of Vukovar also has several photographs of the park, with a fountain and a sculpture, dating from 1978/1979. year, which were donated to the Museum. Olivera Crevar from the Vukovar Museum will also say that the yellowed pages of "Vukovarske novine" or Vukovar newspapers have been "full of information about Vukovar" since the middle of the last century and as such represent important historical material.
The sculpture of one of the most important Croatian sculptors of the 20th century Antun Augustinčić (Klanjec, 1900 - Zagreb, 1979) was moved before the Homeland War due to restoration, it ended up in the warehouse of the Vukovar Waterworks, where fortunately it has been preserved, undamaged . From there, it has now been returned to its old place in the historic center of Vukovar.

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  • Copyright: Nikola Nadas (NickVu) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 319] (297)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2021-06-03
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2021-06-08 1:25
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