After seeing the Sun Clock Square, journeyed over to Talksa Lake. Since it was October, windy and a bit overcast, there weren’t too many people there. But I found some interesting things. Like this:
Yes, this is the Iron Fox. It’s large. The story behind it is that one day several years ago, it just showed up at its present location without anyone knowing who made it. This is no small feat since the structure is big and heavy – something like over a ton in weight. I’m not sure how you would pull that off, but regardless, nice job. The artist later revealed himself as the culprit. Now the Iron Fox sits on the shore and is a must see when you visit Siauliai.
And something else that I don’t think was part of the original intent – there are locks on the piece. I’m guessing these are similar to the locks on bridges in other parts of Europe – love locks – couples put them on to show the strength of their love.
One of the neatest things I saw was this sign:
It was posted on the shore, by a little summer cafe that was closed up for the season. Now remember, I was in Lithuania. They speak Lithuanian there and English is not spoken as widely as in other countries. Yet, here I find this sign in English – with appropriate English humor. What a prize find.
One of the reasons I wish I could have visited here in the summer was because of this lake. If you look closely at the picture above, you’ll see a water ski jump. I can only imagine there are water shows here. I’m sure it’s a blast.